Sale 18BP02 | Lot 109

BRONTE, CHARLOTTE Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. Edited by Currer Bell

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps

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Lot 109
BRONTE, CHARLOTTE Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. Edited by Currer Bell
. London: Smith Elder, 1847. First edition. Three volumes, full red morocco by Bayntun Rivière, all edges gilt, housed in cloth case 7 3/8 x 4 1/2 inches (18 x 12 cm); [2] f., 304 pp.; [2] f., 304 pp.; [2] f., 311, [1] pp.; the half-titles present. A bright copy externally, internally with a few minor marginal repairs but overall quite fresh. Lacking the 32 pp. of publisher's ads, and the notice for the Calcutta Review found in some copies, presumably all discarded at the time of binding.
Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre profoundly altered the development of the English novel. The Gothic aspects of the book, in conjunction with an appealing female heroine, made the work popular with readers from the outset, with four editions printed by 1850. Ashley I:72; Grolier English 83; David Magee Victoria R.I. 117; Parrish Victorian Lady Novelists, pp. 87-88; Sadleir 346; Smith 2; Wolff 826.

Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Sold for $28,125 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
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