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Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte (Currer Bell)


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Ref. 116418   Edition. 1st Edition

Published By: Smith, Elder & Co., 1847 (London)

First Edition. Three volumes bound by the renowned Riviere and Son binders. Volume I [4] 304pp without add. (as is common) with half title. Volume II with half title [4] 304 pp, bound with the original cloth from the front and rear boards together with the spine to the rear of Volume II. Volume III with half titles [4] 311 pp. errors in paging: p.32 and p.225 are incorrectly numbered 23 and 252 respectively. All three volumes are bound in early full crushed green Morocco by Riviere, featuring gilt titles and triple ruled border, with gilt compartments to each section of the spine. Five raised bands with the date to the bottom of each volume. This is a first edition of the author's finest novel; one of the most ground-breaking and enduring works of English literature. Charlotte Brontë's semi-autobiographical heroine was something completely new in Victorian fiction: a woman confronting men on equal terms, telling her story with passion and honest feeling. The contents are clear and bright, and free from damage. Bookplate to front endpaper of each volume; some light rubbing to the front boards of each. Smith 2; Sadlier 346. A fabulous example of this iconic work of literature, being the author's very first novel. 

Book Condition: Full Morocco

Size: 8vo

Binding: Hardback

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