What was Jane Austen Reading?

December 3, 2014 at 11:55 am (entertainment, jane austen) (, , )


A Bonhams auction this past summer sold a dated (January 1811) Jane Austen signature for over £23,000! The auction house contends the paper indicates this once was written on the “flyleaf of a book”:

jane austen signature

So my question is, What was Jane Austen reading? Would LOVE to know if there is some book out there that once had her signature in it, which got clipped away in some “collector’s enthusiasm” — for wouldn’t the BOOK and SIGNATURE, together, have been of greater value (several meanings to that word)?

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1 Comment

  1. Marti Sterin said,

    I agree,

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