Published by London: Smith, Elder, 1847 (1847)
First Edition; three volumes; publisher's cloth; the fly-title of the publisher's catalogue is dated June, 1847 and the catalogue itself is dated October, 1847. This set has the very uncommon 'Calcutta Review' ad inserted (while copies lacking it are not considered incomplete, it is preferable to include it); complete with the half-titles in each volume. This set is in what might be termed, for a book so seldom seen in its original binding, in usual condition; in this instance, this standard is not a high one. Overall, this set is in the shabbier side of good condition. Unlike many of the few sets that have surfaced in cloth, it has not been rebacked, but it has undergone modest cloth mending; there is cloth staining and numerous, but generally minor, paper repairs to small chips and tears. However, the title page of the first volume has been rehinged. For all that, Jane Eyre is nearly always seen rebound, and these defects aside, a better copy is seldom seen. In a custom cloth clamshell box. All books described as first editions are first printings unless otherwise noted. London: Smith, Elder, 1847, 1847.
Published by Smith, Elder & Co., London (1847)
First Edition, First Printing, in three volumes. A fantastic set bound in early period binding. The books are in great shape. The bindings are tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp. The pages are exceptionally clean and the half titles are present in all three volumes as called for. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in any of the books. A beautiful set in collector's condition. We buy Charlotte Bronte First Editions. Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1847. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 1st Edition.
Published by London Smith, Elder and Co 1847 (1847)
3 volumes. RARE FIRST EDITION of the great masterpiece by Charlotte Bronte. 8vo, in very attractive bindings of full tan calf, the spines richly gilt decorated in compartments between raised gilt decorated bands, the boards gilt framed, two of the spine compartments with contrasting red and green morocco labels gilt lettered and decorated. Publisher's ad catalogue is retained and bound in. [xiii], 303; 304; 304; with the catalogue of advertisements pp. A very fine copy, beautifully preserved and clean throughout. RARE, AND ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER BOOKS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. JANE EYRE IS NOT ONLY THE FIRST NOVEL PUBLISHED BY CHARLOTTE BRONTE, but is also the first published of the Bronte Sisters. In an amazing year for them, all three published a work in 1847 under a 'Bell' pseudonym. Charlotte's was first, the two others were Emily's Wuthering Heights (published as Ellis Bell) and Anne's Agnes Grey (published as Acton Bell). All three are very scarce indeed. JANE EYRE is especially scarce, the print run of the first edition was approximately only 500 copies. It is a cornerstone book of multiple collections; early novels, English literature, Women's literature. It is a work which helped to define the novel as we know it. With its internalization of action, its focus on the gradual unfolding of Jane's moral and spiritual sensibility it creates a heightened intensity that was previously the domain of poetry and thus it revolutionized the art of fiction. It is also considered a full generation ahead of its time for the individualistic character of Jane and the novel's exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and what has been coined 'proto-feminism'. London Smith, Elder and Co 1847, 1847.
Published by Smith, Elder and Co, London (1847)
First edition. 8vo. Bound in late 20th-century dark green crushed morocco by Bayntun (Rieviere), ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, gilt top stain, wide turn-ins decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. Three volumes housed in green cloth slipcase. Half-titles present, lacking ads. pp.[iv], 304; [iv], 304; [iv], 311, . Near Fine. Minor scuff to leather of volumes II and III, half-title and title pages of III remargined. Previous owner bookplate loosely attached in volume I. Unusually fresh and clean internally. The first published novel by the Bronte sisters, credited with revolutionizing literature and even by one recent writer with no less than inventing the modern self. One of only approximately 500 copies printed. Parrish pp. 87-88. Smith 2. Smith, Elder and Co, London, 1847. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. First Edition.
Published by Harper & Brothers, New York, U.S.A. (1848)
Exceptionally rare three American first year editions bound as one volume in three-quarter brown leather binding with tooled leather bands and gilt lettering on the spine and marbled end pages. Binding is firm and leather is stable with moderate wear to the edges; pages dusty with age toning and light to moderate foxing/soiling. Height measures 9.25-inches. Double column text. Volumes include: 1.Jane Eyre dated 1848 with Currer Bell listed as edited by, 174 pages. 2. Wuthering Heights dated 1848 with the book's author mis-attributed to "the author of Jane Eyre" when in fact it was written by her sister Emily Bronte, 112 pages. Published by Coolidge & Wiley in Boston near the same day as the Harper & Brothers, NY edition so uncertainty exists in the scholarship as to which edition first appeared in America; however, the Coolidge edition appears as the less common edition. 3. Shirley dated 1850 with Currer Bell 'Author of Jane Eyre" listed as author, 206 pages. These American editions are generally less common than their British counterparts and rarely found bound in one volume. Rare opportunity to own three editions that revolutionized and forever changed English literature. Harper & Brothers, New York, U.S.A., 1848. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition.
Published by Harper, New York (1848)
The first US edition, attributed on the title page to Currer Bell, very good in a nice leather rebinding. Harper, New York, 1848. hardcover, rebound in leather. Condition: Very good. First American edition.
Published by [Lahure for] Hachette et c[ompan]ie,, Paris (1855)
First edition of this rare early abridgement. A full translation by Mme Lesbazeilles-Souvestre under the title Jeanne Eyre, ou les Memoires d'une institutrice had been printed by Giraud in 1854 (2 vols), but this version by 'Old Nick', issued as part of the Bibliothèque des chemins de fer demonstrates the popularity of the work. Both versions are rare. 16mo (168 × 108 mm), pp. , 183, , complete with half-title. Ministère de l'interieur, colportage (licence) stamp to half title, ownership stamp of Aubrey-Vitet to upper forecorner of title and his bookplate. Later black quarter morocco. A very good copy. [Worldcat: Harvard and Princeton only in US.]. [Lahure for] Hachette et c[ompan]ie,, Paris, 1855.
Published by John Grant, Edinburgh (1924)
The Thornton edition of the Sisters Bronte. Octavo, 12 volumes, bound in three quarters calf over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, illustrated. In very good condition. The Brontes were a nineteenth-century literary family associated with the village of Thornton in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England. The sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne are well known as poets and novelists. Like many contemporary female writers, they originally published their poems and novels under male pseudonyms: Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Their stories immediately attracted attention, although not always the best, for their passion and originality. Charlotte's Jane Eyre was the first to know success, while Emily's Wuthering Heights, Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and other works were later to be accepted as masterpieces of literature. John Grant, Edinburgh, 1924.
Published by Harper & Bros, New York (1848)
A Very good copy in the original gilt brown cloth. The author is her nom de plume Currer Bell on the spine and on the title page, Bronte is referred to as Edited by Currer Bell. There is no date 1848 on the title page, so I assume this is a 1st and later issue, this book was issued after the rare London 3 volumes triple decker but none the less is a bright very good plus copy little trace of wear, no former owner book plates etc. Basis for the fine film of 1944 starring Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine. Size: 8vo. Harper & Bros, New York, 1848. Gilt Cloth. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition Later Issue.
Published by New York: Random House (1943)
Association Member: PBFA
New York: Random House, 1943, First Edition thus. (The true First Edition was published in October 1847 under the name Currer Bell). Near Fine. Fritz Eichenberg illustrator. Special Edition. Special edition planned by Richard Ellis. Random House, NY, 1943. Hard Cover, Near Fine, no Dust Jacket, as issued. Beautifully illustrated with wood engraving, First Thus. Collectible; originally part of 2-vol hardcover set in slipcase, along with "Wuthering Heights." Full leather binding, with gilt decoration to the spine, both boards and the paste downs (inner gilt dentelles), with striking Eichenberg illustrations throughout. Sturdy binding, clean and tight pages, no marks, and 18 full-page wood block engravings by Fritz Eichenberg. Including the author's preface dated Dec. 21st., 1847. [vi], 343pp. Approximately 9 ¾ inches tall. Condition Report Externally Spine very good condition. Joints very good condition. Corners very good condition. Boards very good condition minor marks and wear. Page edges very good condition all gilt. See above and photos. Internally Hinges very good condition. Paste downs very good condition marbled with gilt border (dentelles). End papers very good condition marbled. Title very good condition. Pages very good condition minor marks. Binding very good condition very attractive. See photos Publisher: see above. Publication Date: 1943 Binding: Hardback. New York: Random House, 1943. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st Edition.
Published by basil blackwell & houghton mifflin 1931 (1931)
Association Member: IOBA
first edition thus, tall octavo pale green boards with black buckram spines and gilt labels, limited and numbered (#151 of the 500 copies of the American issue known as the Large Paper Edition). Original bindings all VG to VG+ (light wear to extremities, light soiling, labels worn - v sl bow and small stain to Wuthering Heights). A very presentable set of an outstanding edition of the Bronte ouvre. Other ancillary volumes were issued later, but these are the complete works of the novels as issued HEAVY SET. basil blackwell & houghton mifflin 1931, 1931.
Published by The Modern Library,, New York, #64 DJ Spine Base (1933)
HBDJ, 1933, STATED 1st Modern Library Edition on Copyright pg, VG+/GOOD-, AS-IS, DJ light rub wear tiny chips Tears edges & Extremities, Small Rust Brown cloth Light Wear with bright gold Gilt running man with Streamer on front ,SPINE cvr gilt Bright, APPROX 6 3/4 X 4 1/2 in. Mentions back DJ Coupon will bring You Chice of any of these 225 Modern Library Titles, 486 pgs, DJ protected Cler Mylar, SMALL Triangle chip top green margin & tiny chips fold back DJ, The Modern Library,, New York, #64 DJ Spine Base, 1933. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Rockwell Kent Endpapers (illustrator). 1st Edition.
Published by John Grant, Edinburgh - The Thornton Edition, Illustrated (1905)
Twelve original green cloth hard covers with gilt titles and floral pattern on spines; only Jane Eyre shows any significant wear with a 1.5cm partly removed stain on front board leaving some loss of colour Untrimmed pages except for gilt upper edges with some spotting/browning. Each volume has a frontispiece (some with tissue guard) and 4 further illustrations. The Life of Charlotte Bronte by E C Gaskell includes an introduction and notes by Temple Scott and B W Willett. Agnes Grey includes a memoir of her sisters by Charlotte Bronte. Published between 1905 and 1907, mostly 1907, these twelve Bronte volumes are in near fine to fine condition. John Grant, Edinburgh - The Thornton Edition, Illustrated, 1905. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition.
Published by Harper & Brothers [82 Cliff Street], New York (1850)
New York: Harper & Brothers [82 Cliff Street], 1850. Good+ condition. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Bound in the original brown cloth, blind-stamped with ruled borders and elaborate geometric ornaments. Both the front and rear board have a decorative emblem with the publisher's flourished H&B initials in the center. Although the spine is uniformly sun-faded, its gilt lettering is still fairly bright and shiny. Corners and spine ends are lightly frayed. One signature is a bit loose. The original pale yellow endpapers are foxed, and the front free endpaper has been neatly removed. Previous owner's name in light pencil (easily erased). Text pages are clean but for some mild scattered foxing. See the Bronte bibliography by Walter Smith (pp. 126-127) for photos of this book's binding and title page -- both of which appear identical to this copy. Smith reports that although the book's title page says 1850, it was actually published on November 22, 1849. [Publication of this clothbound edition was simultaneous with an edition in paper wrappers, although from a different setting of type]. Note: On pages 150 and 167 the headings for chapters X and XI are mislabeled IX and X, respectively. Periods are missing in the headlines on pp. 195, 434, and 493. However these errors are not bibliographically significant since they are repeated in the 1856 impression. Smith pp. 126-129 [in THE BRONTË SISTERS, A BIBLIOGRAPHICAL CATALOGUE]. First American Edition (cloth). Hardcover. Good+ condition. 8vo. 572pp. + 4 pages of ads. Great Packaging, Fast Shipping. Harper & Brothers [82 Cliff Street], New York, 1850. Hardcover. Condition: Good+ condition. First American Edition (cloth).
First edition thus. Illustrated by John H. Bacon. Title-page printed in red and black, six attractive full page black and white illustrations. Gilt title to cover and spine, blue cloth binding with an attractive art nouveau design reminiscent of peacock feathers adorning both covers and spine. Frontispiece, xxi, [vi], 393pp. London. The Gresham Publishing Co. Endpapers rather utilitarian compared to the attractive binding. Ownership inscription lightly scored. Book undated but likely c.1900. Peacocks were associated with the decadent 1890s, being the purest example from nature of the well-known maxim of the fin de siècle made popular by Walter Pater and Oscar Wilde, that of ?art for art's sake.?.
[BRONTE, Charlotte]. Shirley, A Tale. by Currer Bell, Author of "Jane Eyre." Mid-19th century 3/4 calf and marbled boards, gilt-lettered black morocco spine label. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1850. with [TAUTPHOEUS, Jemima Montgomery Baroness]. The Initials. A Story of Modern Life. Phila.: Lippincott, Grambo & Co., 1851. with FERRIER, S[usan Edmonstone]. The Inheritance. A Novel. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1847. Three volumes bound in one. First American edition of Shirley. As noted in Smith, The Bronte Sisters: A Bibliographical Catalogue, this copy has a period after "The End" on page 206 and the additional four lines after ". . . bridesmen, Henry Sympson, and Martin Yorke." beginning "You may meet those two again, reader, one day. ." Second American editon of The Initials. Later edition of The Inheritance. Calf worn, some edgewear, spine label lightly chipped, else a very good copy.
Published by Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut (1978)
Near Fine. Accented in 22kt gold, printed on archival paper with gilded edges, smyth sewing & concealed muslin joints. Bound In full leather with hubbed spines. A Limited Edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut, 1978. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing.
Published by J.M. Dent, London (1922)
London: J.M. Dent. Good+ tight condition hardback light edgewear. 1922. 1st edition. 2nd issue. Edmund Dulac color illustrations . Good+ tight condition hardback light edgewear. J.M. Dent, London, 1922. 2nd issue. Edmund Dulac illustrations (illustrator). 1st edition.
Published by Ebor Publications, UK (1991)
1st Ediiton 1991. A quality facsimile of the triple decker 1st edition published in 1847. Books are fine and bright and clean. Contents very good. Slip case a little rubbed to edges. Very un-common in their own right. More images can be taken pon request. These are very heavy books so extra postage will apply. Ref 11647. Ebor Publications, UK, 1991. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition.
Published by Ebor Publications, UK (1991)
1st Edition 1991. A quality facsimile of the triple decker 1st edition published in 1847. Books are fine and bright and clean. Contents very good. Slip case a little rubbed to edges. Very un-common in their own right. More images can be taken upon request. These are very heavy books so extra postage will apply.Ref 14446. Ebor Publications, UK, 1991. Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. First Edition.
Published by EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY dutton DENT GB LONDON (1957)
HBDJ, 1957, 1st Edition THUS, EARLY ISSUE REPRINT , LARGER FORMAT, Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+ DW. Burgundy cloth lettered in gold on spine only with double rule at top and EL at bottom. Pink pictorial DW has Anchor-Fish logo with black ground on spine and "Larger Format" price structure statement on front flap. Rear cover states A FEW OF 500 AUTHORS. Code on rear flap is (Ij1135 and Cy1961). BACK OF DJ SAYS Few of 500 Authors THRU ZOLA, Book is in very fine condition with virtually no signs of wear and/or age. Dustwrapper/dustjacket is in very good plus condition with very minor signs of wear and/or age. Size: Sm8vo. 459 PGS. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY dutton DENT GB LONDON, 1957. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition.
Published by Folio Society, London. (1964)
6 volume set of these classic works, quarter leather spines and cloth boards, in slip cases, the base of the spine on Wildfell Hall is rubbed with some surface loss, there are two small spots on the Jane Eyre at the edges of the spine where the removing from the cases has again caused a little surface wear/scuff spot. The contents are all fine, no inscriptions, smells or page corner wear. The slip cases are all near fine also. The illustrators are different in each work and issued from 1964 to 1970, each volume a first printing. The artists in date of publication order are Charles Keeping, Anthony Colbert, Julian Trevelyan, Walter Hoyle, Anthony Moore, Marion Wilson. *Postage within the UK will be higher than set tariff (but under £12) Overseas will also need to be determined when ordering (Only actual postage charged NOT packing materials or other surcharges) (6 volumes). Folio Society, London., 1964. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Thus.
Published by Clarendon Press, Oxford (1969)
Price-clipped dust jacket has minor wear at top of spine and upper rear corner. Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1969. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition.
Published by Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania (1981)
Very Good quarter leather. Book accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The Oxford Library of the World's Greatest Books. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, 1981. Hardcover. First Edition; First Printing.
Paris, L. Hachette, 1858, in-16, mz. tela coeva, titolo oro al dorso, pp. 299. Macchia non deturpante alle ultime 10 pagine. Prima edizione francese di questo romanzo apparso sotto pseudonimo.
Published by Thomas Nelson & Sons. (1905)
London. Slight rubbing on cover corners. Probable first edition. Thomas Nelson & Sons., 1905. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition.
Published by Ebor Publications, UK (1991)
1st Edition 1991. A quality facsimile of the triple decker 1st edition published in 1847. Books are very good++ and bright. Spines a little lightened. Contents very good. Slip case a little rubbed to edges. Very un-common in their own right. More images can be taken upon request. These are very heavy books so extra postage will apply.Ref 15584. Ebor Publications, UK, 1991. Cloth. Condition: Very Good ++. First Edition.
Published by The Folio Society, London (1998)
Seven Volumes in a slipcase. Typically beautiful Folio Society bindings. Bound in full green moire silk with gilt titling. Really beautiful wood engravings throughout. Books present well, all but one are in fine condition, 'Shirley' is fine in the main but has two little brown marks on her fore edge. Slipcase also presents as new and fine but scrutiny reveals a couple of little marks here and there and a closed tear top right (see pictures). This item is very heavy (when packaged, around 5.8kg) so please disregard the given default postage prices. Let me know which service you would prefer and I'll adjust the invoice accordingly. For the UK, Parcelforce 'express 24' is £14.58 insured, or Parcelforce 'express 48' is £13.62 insured. The cheapest way is through courier Collect+ which will cost £12.12 insured. For the rest of the world please email and I can get you a quote if you are interested but the postage prices are quite steep at these weights. All our books at the moment are reduced so the price you see reflects our 25% SALE. YES! If this is intended as a gift, please email first and I can gift wrap for no extra charge. If you would like special delivery but don?t see an option for it, just email first and I?ll obtain a quote. If you have any questions, require more information or if you would like more pictures, do not hesitate to get in touch. The Folio Society, London, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Peter Forster, Howard Phipps, Simon Brett, Peter Reddick, George Tute, Harry Brockway, Ian Stephens (illustrator). 1st Edition.
Published by Folio Society, UK (1965)
1st Edition 1965. A very nice boxed folio edition of the classic books by the Bronte. Bound in half leather and cloth with lithographs by Charles Keeping. Book is very good++ with light rubbing to spine tips. Contents very good. Slip case slightly rubbed to edges. More images can be taken upon request.Ref 15223. Folio Society, UK, 1965. Half-Leather. Condition: Very Good ++. No Jacket. Anthony Colbert (illustrator). First Edition.
Published by Aguilar, Madrid (1974)
LV + 1181 pp. 13 x 18,5 cm. Aguilar, Madrid, 1974. Hardcover - Tapa dura. Condition: Buen estado. 1ª edición.