The Novels of Jane Austen: - Jane Austen 1911-1912 - John Grant, Edinburgh - The Winchester Edition '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.'

A beautifully bound twelve volumes, considered to be the best collected edition of Austen’s works which includes
Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Emma, Lady Susan, The Watsons, as well as the Letters. With a portrait frontispiece to volume I.

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.

Twelve octavo volumes (binding size 21.8x15.5cm), pp. [8] 276 [2]; [6] 286 [2]; [8] 292 [4]; [8] 297 [3]; [8] 347 [3]; [8] 355 [3]; [10] 356 [2]; [8] 358 [4]; [10] 348 [2]; [8] 373 [3]; [6] 407 [3]; [6] 407 [3].
  Beautifully bound in recent crimson three quarter morocco over matching marbled boards, spines tooled in gilt with twin green morocco title labels lettered in gilt, top edges gilt others untrimmed.   Condition: One or two spots to foredge else fine throughout in fine bindings   Ref: 109717   Price: HK$ 38,000