David Gilson was a librarian for thirty-four years at the Taylor Institution Library in Oxford, England, the library of Oxford University’s Faculty of Mediaeval and Modern Languages. He is the author of A Bibliography of Jane Austen (1982, reissued 1997).
The Jane Austen Society of North America is dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. JASNA is a nonprofit organization, staffed by volunteers, whose mission is to foster among the widest number of readers the study, appreciation, and understanding of Jane Austen’s works, her life, and her genius. We have over 5,000 members of all ages and from diverse walks of life. Although most live in the United States or Canada, we also have members in more than a dozen other countries.