11-18-2012 11-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2621B Boston
November 18, 2012 11:00 AMCalender

Austen, Jane (1775-1817) Letters

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2621B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2012 11:00AM


Austen, Jane (1775-1817) Letters. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1884.
Octavo, in two volumes, first edition, edited by Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, first Baron Brabourne (1829-1893), in publisher's green cloth, ex libris Henry Cabot Lodge, with his bookplate; preliminaries in volume one a bit cockled, with some discoloration.
Jane Austen's letters speak for themselves: "Dr. Gardiner was married yesterday to Mrs. Percy and her three daughters." "I cannot help thinking that it is more natural to have flowers grow out of the head than fruit? What do you think on the subject?"
Estimate $300-500

Original publisher's cloth, gilt stamping to boards and spines, beveled boards, good; preliminaries in volume two slightly rippled from water, otherwise good.


Jane Austen, Richard Bentley, London, Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, Henry Cabot Lodge, Percy