Thursday, 7 April 2011

My Jane Austen book collection

As you may already know from my "100 Janes Austen copies by 2011" gadget, I collect Jane Austen books, I particularly love finding copies which have different front cover designs. I mostly hunt for them in the local Opportunity Shops, because I love secondhand books! I love to read the notes and comments which people write in the books. Unfortunatley, for the past 3 years I have been collecting I havent been able to get very many copies, at the start of the year (2010) my total was at 24 so I think I am doing well so far :)

My total stands at 38 copies -

14 copies -Pride and Prejudice 
6 copies -Sense and Sensibility
5 copies -Emma
4 copies - Mansfield Park
2 copies -Northanger Abbey
2 copies -Persuasion
2 copies - 'The Complete Novels of Jane Austen'
1 copy -Lady Susan   
1 copy - Sanditon
1 copy- 4-in-1 book (Northanger Abbey, Lady Susan, The Watsons and Sanditon)

I can now increase that total to 39 after buying this beautiful copy of 'Northanger Abbey' on sale. Isn't the cover lovely :)

2 comments:

Miss Laurie said...

Wow! That's a lot of copies of P&P! What a lovely collection though! I try to limit myself to no more than 4 copies of each book but it is hard when your find delightful editions of your favorite book! This Northanger Abbey cover is beautiful! Do you have copies of Jane Austen's letters or her Juvenalia (childhood short stories)? They are fun to read as well.

~Miss Laurie
Old-Fashioned Charm

Tristans_Isolde said...

Thank you. I did have a limit of 2 copies but as you can see I didnt keep to it hehe. I have never come across any books containing her letters or her Juvenalia, but I will definatly look into getting them. Thank you so much for letting me know about them :)

If you haven't reached your quota of P&P books I would recomend the insight edition published by Bethany House - That is if you haven't already read it. It is my favourite one because it has beautiful faith inspired notes scattered throughout it which are drawn from Jane Austen's own prayers and writings on faith :)

God Bless
Tristans_Isolde