New College Library, Oxford, BT3.2.1: Ex Libris of Nigel Aves Watson

Jane Austen First Editions: Aves and the Sparrow

Christopher Skelton-Foord
Issue number
(2018): 09

New College Library holds first editions of four of Jane Austen’s novels. This very good fortune the library owes to two New College men, born thirteen years apart: one still very renowned today, especially in Oxford circles; the other did not live long enough ever to be so. Both also have in common remarkable soldierships in the Second World War.


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