86
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[Brontë, Anne]
THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL. T.C. NEWBY, 1848
Estimate
14,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
86
[Brontë, Anne]
THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL. T.C. NEWBY, 1848
Estimate
14,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 15,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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[Brontë, Anne]
THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL. T.C. NEWBY, 1848
3 volumes, 8vo, FIRST EDITION, with the leaf of advertisements at the end of volume 1, nineteenth-century quarter blue morocco gilt by De Coverly and sons, marbled boards, decorated endpapers, all edges gilt, slight fading to spines (3)
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Provenance

Oliver Brett, 3rd viscount Esher, bookplates; William Ewert Berry, baron Camrose, armorial bookplates

Literature

Smith 4; Parrish 91

Catalogue Note

A near fine copy of the author's powerful second novel, and her only separately published work. Although criticised at the time for its "morbid love for the coarse" the book sold well, and is now seen as an innovative and radical expression of feminist values, "challenging the then current ideal of woman as an 'angel' in the house, submissive to her lot as her husband's chattel" (Margaret Smith, Oxford DNB).

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London