Chawton house received first edition William Cowper poem books (17 images)

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Clio O'Sullivan performing a 'condition check' which entails an extensive note taking process of the condition the book arrives in.

Chawton house has recently received a set of rare 1st edition William Cowper Poem books, which Jane Austin most likely read extensively during her time staying at the house. This was to thanks to 'Friends of the National Libraries' and the 'Godmersham Lost Sheep Society'.

These exact books once belonged to Jane Austins brother, Edward...
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