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The first Vox edition of Austen, finely bound

The Works of Jane Austen.

London: Dent, [1933-4].

Price: $3,500.00

About the item

Illustrated in color and black and white by Maximilien Vox, and introduction by Emile Legouis. 7 vols. 8vo. The first Vox edition of Austen, finely bound. Half blue calf, gilt spine, t.e.g. by Bayntun, Bath for Charles Lauriat, Boston.

Item #366276

The first edition illustrated in line drawings and watercolors by French artist Maxmilien Vox, whose prefatory letter to the publisher Dent states "I have tried to attune myself to an art which never stresses, records only the essential, draws rather than paints: an art which aims at grace and rhythm rather than at intensity of expression. " Includes all six of the novels, plus a volume that collects Sanditon, The Watsons, Lady Susan, Plan of a Novel, and the Cancelled Chapter of Persuasion.