THE NOVELS. Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey/Persuasion. The text based on Collation of the early editions by R. W.Chapman. With notes, Indexes and Illustrations from contemporary sources.
Oxford, at the Clarendon Press.,1946.
FIVE VOLUMES. 8vo.(7.5 x 5.2 inches). All third editions, Third impressions, except volume two (Emma) which is 3rd Edition, fourth impression, published in the same year. Illustrated throughout with 49 mono plates, including plans of Georgian London and Bath. The set is finely bound in recent full tan morocco, spines with raised bands, red title labels, gilt. Compartments ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Boards with gilt ruled borders. Top edges gilt. A fine set of this important edition which contains facsimiles of the original title pages, notes, and various appendixes giving chronologies, indexes of characters and general indexes of real persons and places. In Geoffrey Keynes Bibliography of the works of Jane Austen he states that this edition is the most authoritative text published and is never likely to be improved. An interesting scholarly edition in attractive leather bindings.:.