JANE EYRE. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. EDITED BY CURRER BELL.

Lot Number 62
Author [BRONTË, CHARLOTTE.]
Title JANE EYRE. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. EDITED BY CURRER BELL.
Year Published 1847
Place Printed
Printed By
Description [BRONTË, CHARLOTTE.] JANE EYRE. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY. EDITED BY CURRER BELL. SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 1847 8vo (198 x 123mm), 3 volumes, first edition of the author's first published novel, half-titles, publisher's 32pp. catalogue dated June 1847 at the end of volume 1, without the extra advertisement leaf present in some copies (no priority), original dark greyish reddish brown vertically-ribbed cloth, covers decorated in blind with triple line border enclosing decorative trellis-like border, pale yellow endpapers, preserved in green cloth chemise and quarter green morocco slipcase, a few minor paper flaws, a few leaves slightly stained, other occasional spotting, some early repairs to joints, hinges slightly fragile or starting, repair to endpaper of volume 1, some edge-wear to covers
Comments A rare copy in the original cloth binding of the first edition of the author's finest novel, one of the most ground-breaking and enduring works of English Literature. Charlotte Brontë's heroine was something completely new in Victorian fiction: a woman confronting men on equal terms, telling her story with passion and honest feeling. The novel has been the inspiration for countless further literary works and stage and screen adaptations.
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Provenance "M.E. Hindhaugh" and "P.S. Macling", ownership signatures on endpapers; Hugh Walpole, with his "Brackenburn" book-label, sale of his library, Part I, Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd., 28 May 1945, lot 23 There is an eleven-line note in blue ink by Walpole on
Estimated Price GBP 60,000.00 - 80,000.00
( USD 100,800.00 - 134,400.00 )
Actual Price GBP 67,250.00 ( USD 103,565.00 )

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Auction House Sothebys
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Auction Name English Literature, History and Children's Books and Illustrations
Sale Number #L12404
Auction Date July 10, 2012 - July 10, 2012
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