Augustus Austen Leigh: A Record of College Reform.
Augustus was the son of Jane's nephew James Edward Austen Leigh. This is a biography of his life, with emphasis on his life's major project - the transformation of King's College into one of the most important colleges at Cambridge. Edited and partly written by Augustus's brother William. Family history details of interest to Jane Austen fans. Traces Augustus's life from Scarlets to Eton to Cambridge. Although many different people contributed to the book, it flows well and is quite entertaining. Many interesting insights into other notable people of the times. Index. Rough cut pages, dark green cloth on boards. Small tear/hole on front cover. Gilt title. Some bumping to edges of spine and corners. No library marks or writing. Some browning of end pages. 2 plates - portraits of Augustus, with tissue protectors intact. Last page is publisher's advertisement. Mylar has been added for future protection. A fine addition to an Austen collection. USED. $75.00