8. [BRONTË, Charlotte, Emily and Anne.] BELL, Currer, Ellis, Acton.
The Novels of the Brontë Sisters. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857-1860. With: Gaskell, E. C., A Life of Charlotte Bront ë. 7 vols. 8vo. (175 x 110 mm, 6 3/4 x 4 inches). A New Edition (first collected edition, later refered to as The Uniform Edition) each with publisher’s ads in back. Bound by Hull in modern half brown calf over marbled boards, covers double ruled in gilt, spines tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, red and black gilt morocco lettering labels. Condition: Binder’s labels on some pastedowns, 1860’s signatures to two volumes, some minor foxing in text, a few light pencil notations.
first collected edition of the novels of the brontë sisters under early pseudonyms. (7)
est. $5000 – £8000