The Works: Comprising Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion. The Text based on Collation of the Early Editions by R.W. Chapman. With Notes, Indexes and Illustrations from Contemporary Sources - Jane Austen 1926 - At the Clarendon Press, Oxford - Second Edition Thus '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.'

This elegantly bound five volume Oxford edition, illustrated throughout, contains all of Austen's famous novels, as well as extensive introductions, appendixes and addenda, including '
Miss Austen's English', 'Modes of Address', 'Carriages and Travel', 'The Topography of Bath', a biographical note on the author, and 'The Mysteries of Udolpho'.

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 humour, 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.

Five octavo volumes (binding size 20.8x14.7cm), pp. [6] xiv 429 [5]; [2] xiii [1] 415 [3]; [2] xii [2] 567 [3]; [2] xi [3] 521 [5]; [2] xiii [1] 252; 311 [3].
  Finely bound In recent three-quarter tan calf over matching marbled boards, spines tooled and decorated in gilt, twin burgundy and green morocco labels lettered in gilt, top edges gilt others untrimmed.   Condition: Fine   Ref: 109812   Price: HK$ 16,000