Lot 150 is a uniformly bound set of Jane Austen’s novels and is included in Christie’s sale of Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books, to be held on 21st November at their King Street premises in London.

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The set includes  the 1813 second edition of edition of Sense and Sensibility, published by Egerton:

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A first edition of Pride and Prejudice dating from 1813, again published by Egerton:

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A first edition of Mansfield Park,published by Egerton:

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A first edition of Emma published by John Murray:

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and  a first  edition of Northanger Abbey and Persuasion:

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The sale estimate is £30,000-£50,000. And would, I am sure you would agree,  make the perfect Christmas gift ! I’ll keep an eye on the sale and will report back to you with the results. I doubt they will make their way into my Christmas stocking but a girl can dream…