The Novels of Jane Austen. Comprising Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion - Jane Austen, Charles and Henry Brock (illustrators) 1922 - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London ‘I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.'

An elegantly bound six volume set, comprising all of Austen's novels. Beautifully illustrated with ninety-six colour plates by the brothers Charles and Henry Brock, who both worked from the same studio in Cambridge, and have come to be widely regarded as the best illustrators of Jane Austen's works. With an introduction by Reginald Brimley Johnson.

Affectation of candour is common enough—one meets with it everywhere. But to be candid without ostentation or design—to take the good of everybody's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad—belongs to you alone.’
  Jane Austen [1775-1817] is fondly known for her novels Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Persuasion, as well as her humor, depiction of contemporary English country life and the morals of the second half of the 18th century. Publishing anonymously, Austen was only identified for the first time in one of her novels, five months after her death in 1817, by her brother Henry on the first publication of Persuasion and Northanger Abbey.

Six octavo volumes (binding size 19x13cm), pp. xxv [1] 322 [2]; [4] v [1] 336 [4]; [4] v [1] 396 [2]; [4] v [3] 395 [3]; [4] vii [1] 206 [4]; [4] v [1] 216 [2].

[2] v [1] 337 [3]; [2] v [1] 414 [2]; [2] v [1] 427 [3]; [2] v [1] 219 [3]; [2] xiv [2] 211 [3].

Colour fontispiece and illustrations throughout by C.E Brock. . Elegantly bound in navy half morocco with raised bands, gilt titles and decoration to spines, twin red morocco title labels and matching cloth boards, top edges gilt. A clean copy, inside and out. A fine set, in an attractive recent leather binding. Item #53855
Price: £975.00
  Finely bound in three quarter navy morocco over matching cloth, twin red morocco spine labels lettered in gilt, decorative gilt motifs to spine panels, raised bands, top edges gilt.   Condition: Fine bindings with some faint foxing to the first and last few pages.   Ref: 110111   Price: HK$ 11,500