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The Novels.
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1911–12 - 12 volumes, octavo (210 x 137 mm). Near-contemporary red half morocco by Bayntun (Bath) for C. E. Lauriat (Boston), gilt decorated compartments to spines, marbled sides and endpapers, top edges gilt. Spines slightly darkened, couple of hinges starting but overall quite sound. An excellent, well-margined set, very attractively bound. Portrait frontispiece by James Andrews after the drawing by Cassandra Austen with tissue guard to vol. I. Title pages printed in red and black. The Winchester edition, enlarged issue. The Winchester edition, considered the most attractive of the unillustrated editions of Austen's works produced around this time, was first published by Grant Richards in 1898 in ten volumes. This enlarged issue has two additional volumes, comprising Lady Susan and The Watsons, taken from the 1871 Memoir, and Jane Austen's letters. Gilson E91.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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