"In June 1847 Charlotte Brontë wrote: 'In the space of a year, our publisher has disposed of but two copies [1000 were printed]... Before transferring the edition to the trunk maker, we have decided on distributing as presents a few copies of what we cannot sell'. In November 1848 the balance of 961 copies was transferred to Smith, Elder & Co., who reissued the book with a cancel title, retaining the original date" (Hayward).
This copy is inscribed on the front free endpaper "Duff [Cooper] from Maurice [Baring]. 'Second thoughts are best'. Old Proverb. July 29, 1936".
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