VILLETTE

Early edition of Charlotte Brontė's third novel. Contemporary full diced calf, gilt ruled and with decorative corner pieces to the upper and lower boards. Five raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and titles in gilt to the spine. Board edges decorated in gilt. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. With 11 illustrations including a facsimile page of the manuscript and facsimile first edition title page. An excellent copy, the binding square and firm with just a little rubbing at the extremities. The contents with minor spotting to the prelims are otherwise clean throughout. With the bookplate of Harrow School Headmaster Joseph Wood (1841-1923) on the front pastedown.

Stock code: 19782

£175

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