Jane Austen's Novels.
Lovely 10 volume set published by J. M. Dent, London, Color illustrations, by Charles E. and Henry M. Brock. The Brock brothers were fans of Austen's period and devoted themselves to accuracy. There are 60 illustrations spread over the 10 volumes. C.E. illustrated SS, E, and P while H.M. Illustrated PP, MP, and NA. The set is covered in green cloth with an elaborate illustration of a lady on the front, with gilt titles.Page tops are gilt, sides and bottoms rough cut. Ribbon bookmarks. Edited with introductory comments by R. Brimley Johnson. Bio in front of first volume. This set has some light soiling to the spines of the covers; front and back are very clean. All are reprints of the 1898 edition ranging from 1904 to 1907. Binding is loosening in a few of the hinges. Most of the pages are very clean but some have foxing - see picture for worst example. Cloth edges with slight tears in a few corners. Bookplate of a previous owner dated Oct, 1908 inside front cover of each volume. J.M. Dent, Covent Garden, London, 1904-1907. USED. $725.00