6. [BRONTE, Charlotte]. (1816-1855)
Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. Tall 8vo. (242 x 150 mm., 9 1/2 x 6 inches) Printed in double column. Original orange printed wrappers, uncut. Condition: Rebacked to style, edgeworn at fore-edge and upper corner of front wrapper with some soiling, some light intermittent spotting, brown cloth clamshell case.
first american edition of one of the most famous of English novels. Issued in the United States in this popular format as Library of Select Novels No. 109, with the advertisements following Smith’s State B. Smith, Bronte, pp.41-45.
est. $1000 – £1500