What sort of work do you plan to do (besides those mortises) ? And what sort of investment are you willing to make ?
There are many paths to becoming a hand tool worker. Some have to do it on the cheap and make allowances for less than perfect tools. Others find it more satisfying to head straight to the "top of the line" tools. And there's plenty of ground in between.
The old adage "Buy the best tools you can afford" is as true as it ever was. We have more choices, especially on planes and chisels then at any other time, I think (more choices expected very soon, too). And you have choices in how you acquire tools as well - straight from the maker or a retailer, via flea markets and auctions, from reputable used tool dealers.
Take a good long look at what you want to build - be realistic about your early projects. I'd suggest a trip to the library or bookstore to check out hand tool woodworking.
I could suggest a general kit of tools for a beginner, but I don't know you or what you want to do. Also, there just is no "one size fits all" answer. Once you have a general idea, you can get lots of more specific advice.
All the best,
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