Jane Austen Collection

Jane Austen's World

Listed below are a few of the books in the Collection that would help a researcher understand the time and the place in which the author lived and worked. The many works about Bath and Brighton are especially notable.

Architecture, Description and Travel

Andrews, D. S. Bath and Wells.... A. & C. Black, Ltd., [1919].

Anstey, Christopher. The New Bath Guide.... Cayme Press, 1927.

Austen-Leigh, Emma. Jane Austen and Bath. Ballantyne and Co., 1939.

Bath. Spa Committee of the Bath City Council. Printed by H. J. Chapman & Co. Ltd., [1948].

Benjamin, L. S. Bath Under Beau Nash and After. Rev. and extended ed. E. Nash and Grayson, [pref. 1926].

Blackmore, Sidney. Discovering English Literary Associations . Shire Publications, 1973.

Britton, John. Bath and Bristol.... Jones and Co., 1829 [1831?]

-----. The History and Antiquities of Bath Abbey Church... Printed for the author.... 1825.

Byng-Johnson, Marie. A Picture-book of Old Bath.... Paget Press, [19??].

City of Bath, England: Official Guide Book. Spa Committee..., [1964].

Coard, Peter. Vanishing Bath. Kingsmead Press, 1971.

Cotterell, T. S. Historic Map of Bath.... 4th ed. Spa Committee..., [1931].

Cox, J. C. Hampshire. [7th ed.] rev. by R. L. P. Jowitt. B. T. Batsford, [1949].

Dale, Antony. Fashionable Brighton, 1820-1860. Scribner, [1947].

Egan, Pierce. Walks Through Bath.... Printed for Meyler and Son, by Sherwood, Neely, and Jones..., 1819.

Ellison, F. E. Etchings of Bath.... Printed at the Chiswick Press by Charles Whittingham & Co., Published by William George's Sons, 1888.

Freeman, Jean. Jane Austen in Bath. [C. Mills], 1969.

Gadd, David. Georgian Summer: Bath in the Eighteenth Century. Adams and Dart, 1971.

Gyfford, E. Designs for Elegant Cottages and Small Villas.... J. Taylor, 1806.

Historic and Local New Bath guide.... C. Duffield, [1805].

Ison, W. W. The Georgian Buildings of Bath from 1700 to 1830. Faber and Faber, [1948].

-----. The Georgian Buildings of Bristol. Faber and Faber, [1952].

Lane, Maggie. A Charming Place: Bath in the Life and Timesof Jane Austen. Millstream, 1988.

Leigh, Samuel. Leigh's New Picture of London...2d ed. enl. Printed for S. Leigh, 1818.

Little, B. D. G. The Building of Bath, 47-1947... Collins, 1947.

London cries; or, Pictures of Tumult and Distress. Printed for J. Murray and J. Harding, 1805.

Lugar, Robert. Architectural Sketches for Cottages, Rural Dwellings, and Villas.... Printed by T. Bensley, for J. Taylor, l805.

Meehan, J. F. Famous Houses of Bath & District... Meehan, 1901.

-----. More Famous Houses of Bath.... B. & J. F. Meehan, 1906.

Microcosm of London, or London in Miniature. 3 vols. T. Bensley, printer, [1808-11?] Also rev. ed., King Penguin, 1947.

Oswold, Arthur. Country Houses of Kent. Country Life Ltd. [1933].

Papworth, J. B. Rural Residences.... Printed for R. Ackerman...by J. Diggens, 1818.

Phillips, Sir Richard. Modern London.... R. Phillips, 1805.

Price, Sir Uvedale. An Essay on the Picturesque.... J. Robson, 1794. Ragg, L. M. R. Jane Austen in Bath. A. Moring, The De La More Press, [1938].

Reilly, Paul. An Introduction to Regency Architecture. Art and Technics, 1948.

Repton, Humphry. Designs for the Pavilion at Brighton. Printed for J. C. Stadler, [1808].

Shepherd, T. H. London and Its Environs in the Nineteenth Century.... Jones & Co., 1829.

-----. Metropolitan Improvements: or London in the Nineteenth Century .... Jones, 1827.

Smith, R. A. L. Bath. B. T. Batsfore Ltd., [1944].

Stroud, Dorothy. Henry Holland: His Life and Architecture. Country Life, 1966.

Watson, Winifred. Jane Austen in London. Jane Austen Society, 1960.

Whiffen, Marcus. Stuart and Georgian Churches: the Architecture of.... B. T. Batsford, [1948].

White, R. J. Life in Regency England. Putnam, [1963].

Landscape Architecture and Gardening

The Garden: A Celebration of One Thousand Years of British Gardening.... Editor John Harris. New Perspectives, 1979.

The Genius of the Place: the English Landscape Garden, 1620-1820. Edited by J. D. Hunt and Peter Willis. Elek, 1975.

Hyams, Edward. Capability Brown and Humphry Repton. Dent, 1971.

Langley, Batty. New Principles of Gardening... Printed for A. Bettesworth and J. Batley..., 1728.

Price, Sir Uvedale. A Letter to H. Repton, esq..... J. Robson, 1795.

Repton, Humphry. Fragments on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening.... Printed by T. Bensley & Son for J. Taylor, 1816.

-----. Observations on the Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening. Printed by T. Bensley for J. Taylor, 1805.

-----. The Red Books of Humphry Repton. Basilisk Press, 1976. vols. 1-3 are facsimiles of illustrated mss.; bibliographic notes in v.4.

-----. Sketches and Hints on Landscape Gardening. Printed by W. Bulmer and Co. [1794].

Stroud, Dorothy. Humphry Repton. Country Life, [1962].

History, Social Life and Customs, Manners

Abbey, J. R. Life in England in Aquatint and Lithography, 1770- 1860..... Priv. print. at the Curwen Press, 1953.

Barbeau, Alfred. Life & Letters at Bath.... Dodd, Mead & Company, 1904.

Craik, W. A. Jane Austen: In Her Time. Nelson, [1969].

Graves, Charles. The Story of St. Thomas's, 1106-1947. Faber and Faber for St. Thomas's Hospital, [1947].

Hickman, Peggy. A Jane Austen Household Book, With Martha Lloyd's Recipes. David & Charles, 1977.

Jaeger, Muriel. Before Victoria: Changing Standards.... Penguin, 1967.

Margetson, Stella. Regency London. Cassell, 1971.

Monaghan, David. Jane Austen: Structure and Social Vision. Macmillan, 1980.

Palmer, Arnold. Movable Feasts: A Reconnaissance of the Origins andConsequences.... Oxford University Press, 1952.

Priestley, J. B. The Prince of Pleasure and His Regency, 1811-20. Sphere Books, 1971.

Rowlandson, Thomas. Rowlandson's Characteristic Sketches of the Lower Orders..... Printed for Samuel Leigh, 1820.

Schapera, Isaac. Kinship Terminology in Jane Austen's Novels. Royal Anthropological Institute..., 1977.

Sitwell, Dame Edith. Bath. Faber and Faber, [1947].

Tannahill, Reay. Regency England, the Great Age of the Colour Print. Folio Society, 1964.

Trewin, J. C. The Story of Bath. Staples Press, [1951].

Walbank, F. A. The English Scene in the Works of Prose- Writers since 1700. 2nd. ed. rev. B. T. Batsford, [1945].

Watkins, Susan. Jane Austen's Town and Country Style. Rizzoli, 1990.

White, R. J. Life in Regency England. Putnam, [1963].

Furniture, Decoration and Ornament

Busby, C. A. A Collection of Designs for Modern Embellishments... J. Taylor, [1808?]

Felton, William. Felton's Carriages. Hugh Evelyn, 1962.

Godmersham Park, Canterbury, Kent. (Auction catalogue) Christie, Manson & Woods, c1983.

Hope, Thomas. Household Furniture and Interior Decoration.... Printed by T. Bensley...for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme..., 1807.

Jourdain, Margaret. English Furniture.... Batsford [1953].

-----. Regency Furniture, 1795-1820. [Rev. ed.]. Scribner's Sons, [1949].

-----. Regency Furniture, 1795-1830. Rev. and enl. by Ralph Fastnedge. Country Life, Ltd. [1965].

Musgrave, Clifford. Regency Furniture, 1800-1830. Faber and Faber, [1961].

Reade, Brian. Regency Antiques. Batsford, 1953.

Roberts, H. D. A History of the Royal Pavilion, Brighton .... Country Life, [1939].

The Royal Pavilion: Souvenir Catalogue.... County Borough of Brighton, 1966. also 1968 and 197? editions.

The Royal Pavilion, Brighton. [text by David Higginbottom]. Royal Pavilion..., [ca1972].

Royal Pavilion Guide to the Regency Exhibition. County Borough of Brighton, c1964.

Victoria and Albert Museum. Georgian Furniture. [2d ed.] H.M. Stationery Office, 1958.


In the Burke Austen Collection:

Bentley's Miscellany. 1869.

The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashionsand Politics. Printed for R. Ackermann by L. Harrison, 1 (1809) - 7(1812).

Repository of Arts, Literature, Fashions, &c. R. Ackermann, Ser.2, 1 (1816) - 4 (1817) and Ser.3, 1 (1823) - 8 (1826).

Temple Bar. 67 (Jan.-Apr. 1883) & 94 (Jan.-Apr. 1894),

In the reference collection:

Annual Register. 1758-date

In the regular periodicals collection:

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine. 1 (l817) - 120 (1876)

Cornhill Magazine. 1 (1860) - 15 (1867)

Edinburgh Review. 1 (1802) - 250 (1929)

Gentleman's Magazine. 1 (1731) - 107 (1885)

19th Century & 19th Century and After. 1 (1877) - 148 (1950)

Littell's Living Age. 1 (1844) - 211 (1896)

North American Review. 1 (1815) - date

North British Review. 6 (1846) - 45 (1866)

Quarterly Review. 1 (1809) - 217 (1912)

Revue des Deux Mondes. Ser.4 (1842) - Ser.8 (1940)

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