Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 289

Price Realized: $ 23,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
[BRONTË, CHARLOTTE]. Jane Eyre. An Autobiography. Edited by Currer Bell. 3 volumes. 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches; 190 x 120 mm. Half-titles. Lacking the 32 pp. of publisher's adverts and the notice for the Calcutta Review found in some copies. 8vo, full green pebbled morocco by Wood, covers with floral cornerpieces with red morocco onlays within single gilt rules, spines similarly decorated in compartments (uniformly faded to brown), top edges and turn-ins gilt; contents with foxing chiefly confined to front and end matter. First edition. An immediate success, 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. London: Smith Elder, and Co., 1847