Letter of Jane Austen to John Murray, 11 December 1815

Austen dedicated 'Emma' to the Prince Regent so an expensive presentation copy had to be made and sent to him.

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I return you with very many Thanks, the Books you
have so obligingly supplied me with. I am very sensible
I assure you of the attention you have paid to my con
venience & amusement. I return also Mansfield Park
as ready for a 2nd Edit. I believe, as I can make it.
I am in Hans Place till the 16th . - From that day,
inclusive, my directions will be Chawton, Alton, Hants.

I remain dear Sir.
Yr faithful HumServt.
J. Austen

I write you would have the goodness to send a
stating the day on which the
set will be ready for the Prince Regent.

1815 Dec 12
Austen Miss -