What makes The Corvedale Press special

Welcome to the Corvedale Press. If you are looking for a beautiful hand-bound book you have come to the right place. All our books are created in the UK by a team of talented bookbinders, artists, and designers. Our books make excellent gifts for someone special, or treat yourself to a book to enjoy for years to come.

The inaugural title by the Corvedale Press is an enduring classic – Jane Austin’s Pride & Prejudice (deluxe and lettered limited editions).

In time we will be binding the whole Austen series, so don’t forget to follow us on social media as we document our story, meet the talented team, and find out what books are coming next...

The Making of Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Deluxe Limited Edition

Leather bound in a beautiful shade of green, this book has a smart suedel-lined slipcase to protect the leather-bound book inside.

The front of the slipcase and book have beautiful gold blocked regency inspired figures, specially commissioned for this project.

The spine shows the title, with raised bands, and a silk ribbon to mark your page. The book also has a gilt top edge and decorative endpapers.

All illustrations have been specially commissioned by UK-based artists Karen Billingham. Her 32 drawings appear throughout this limited edition.

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Lettered Edition

26 Copies - available soon

We are creating a very limited deluxe lettered edition available to order soon.

A unique feature of this special edition is the innovative tree marbling* of the book leather by Freya Scott founder of Paper Wilds.

Karen Billingham’s line illustrations are seen throughout, as well as an original decorative frontispiece, signed by the artist.

All lettered copies have three gilt edges, gold blocking of regency figures on the front of the book, top and tail bands and a silk ribbon to mark your page. The book will be encased in a custom Solander Box.


Jane Austen

As a novelist Jane Austen was known for her wit, social commentary and exploration of the lives and relationships of the British upper and middle classes in the early 19th century.

Jane Austen's most esteemed novels - all of which will be included in our collection - were :

  • Pride and Prejudice (1813) - available now
  • Emma (1815)
  • Sense and Sensibility (1811)
  • Mansfield Park (1814)
  • Persuasion (1817)
  • Northanger Abbey (1817)
  • Love and Friendship and Other Early Works (1790)

These novels offer an unparalleled social critique of the norms of her time - particularly regarding the role of women, marriage, class - and the importance of character. All delivered with a sharp wit and humour.

The intelligence, independence and spirit exhibited by heroines such as Elizabeth Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice" and Emma Woodhouse in "Emma" challenge the conventions of their era and weather the test of two centuries passing to provide inspiration for women of the 21st century.

The themes explored - love, social status, family and personal growth - are universal and continue to resonate with readers today.

The Jane Austen Collection