While reading the latest modern rewrite of Jane Austen's works - Emma by Alexander McCall Smith - I remembered that I had these lovely stamps waiting to be shared with you all for SundayStamps
I'm not sure which of Jane Austen's books was the first one I ever read, but I know that the only one I have a copy of is Northanger Abbey, and only because it is bound in red leather and matches my copy of Little Women. This was from back in the day when I would buy (mostly) used books based on their covers and would exchange them if I found a better one or add to the collection if I found another with a different cover design. After several moves, and a difficult decision to start culling many of my books, the first to go were the novels that could easily be found anywhere (like a library). Although it did remind me of a bible, I quite liked the plain red leather book with the attached red ribbon book mark, so those two are still on my bookshelf. I'm not sure I would ever read either of those copies again - I need books with slightly larger print now that I am 30 years older.
And now I collect stamps and postcards which take up a little less room, but the same principle applies: I still like to have several versions of the same thing.