*The rarest and most valuable of Austen first editions is Sense and Sensibility. (from Greater Chicago Region Newsletter)
*Bloomsbury auctions sold a first edition S&S for $38,000. (from GCR newsletter, also)
The Jane Austen Society of United Kingdom was founded in 1940.
*JASNA was founded in 1979.
*Jane Austen Society of Australia was founded in 1989.
*2009 marked the 200th anniversary of JA moving to Chawton Cottage and taking up her pen to revise First Impressions, Elinor and Marianne, and to write Mansfield Park,Emma, and Persuasion.
*AGMs (Annual General Meetings) are held in October of each year. Members from US and Canada gather to hear speakers, panel discussions, presentations; enjoy sights and tours of host city; meet and greet Austen scholars from around the world; participate in classes on Regency period skills; and attend a Regency Ball.