Actor Charlton Heston, best known for his impressive roles in Ben Hur and Planet of the Apes, was a lesser-known Austen fan it seems. In his vast collection two storey library in his Beverley Hills home he had shelves dedicated to rare books, and on those shelves he had
The first collected edition of Austen's novels (1833) estimated at $3,000-5,000. A second edition of Austen's Sense and Sensibility (1813), estimated at $5,000-7,000, and a first American edition in original boards of Austen's Mansfield Park (1832), estimated at $3,000-5,000.
That is one impressive collection!
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