1911 Novels of the Sisters Bronte
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne were prolific English writers of the mid nineteenth century, who like many contemporary female writers, originally published their poems and novels under male pseudonyms: Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell. Their poetical and prose work immediately attracted attention for their passion and originality, and subsequently became accepted into the canon of great English literature. This set contains the following works: 'The Professor', by Charlotte Bronte. 'The Life of Charlotte Bronte', by E. C. Gaskell with an introduction and notes by Temple Scott and B. W. Willett. 'Agnes Grey', by Anne Bronte. With a memoir of her sisters by Charlotte Bronte. 'Wuthering Heights', by Emily Bronte with a preface by Charlotte Bronte. 'Shirley', in two volumes, by Charlotte Bronte. 'Villette', in two volumes, by Charlotte Bronte. 'Jane Eyre', in two volumes, by Charlotte Bronte. 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall', in two volumes, by Anne Bronte. This set was edited by Temple Scott. Collated, with: Four illustrated plates to 'The Professor'. Twenty five plates to 'The Life of Charlotte Bronte' One plate to 'Agnes Grey'. Five plates to 'Wuthering Heights'. Seven plates to volume I 'Shirley', and five plates to volume II. Three plates to volume I 'Villette', and three plates to volume II. Six plates to volume I 'Jane Eyre', and five plates to volume II. One plate to volume I of 'The Tenant of Wildfell Hall', and one plate to volume II. With a prior owner's bookplate of a 'James Coupe' tipped to front pastedown of each volume
In the publisher's original cloth binding with gilt detail to spines. Externally very smart, with minor bumping to extremities and head and tail of spine. Small split to cloth to head of spine, 'Gaskell'. Very slight rubbing to joints. Prior owner's bookplate tipped to front pastedown of each volume. Prior owner's pencil inscription to front free-endpapers. Slight creasing and small closed tears to fore edge of front free-endpaper, 'Gaskell'. Small ink mark to front free-endpaper, 'Wuthering Heights'. Small slip tipped to front pastedown 'Villette' volume I. Slight offsetting to endpapers. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned to extremities but very bright and clean throughout. With a tipped in news paper to the rear of 'Wuthering Heights'. Handling mark to page xi, 'Villette' volume I.
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