Jane Eyre. Edited by Currer Bell

London: Smith, Elder, 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, and in this instance, this standard is not a high one. Overall, this set is in on the shabby side of good condition. Unlike many of those 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 rarely seen. In a custom cloth clamshell box.

[Book #35217P]

Price: $125,000.00

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