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[Brontë, Charlotte, Emily and Anne]
POEMS BY CURRER, ELLIS, AND ACTON BELL. LONDON: SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 1846
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 5,250 GBP
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[Brontë, Charlotte, Emily and Anne]
POEMS BY CURRER, ELLIS, AND ACTON BELL. LONDON: SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 1846
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 5,250 GBP
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[Brontë, Charlotte, Emily and Anne]
POEMS BY CURRER, ELLIS, AND ACTON BELL. LONDON: SMITH, ELDER AND CO., 1846
8vo, FIRST EDITION, second issue, cancel title, errata slip at beginning, advertisement leaf at end, original light green cloth with Westley's ticket, the covers blind-stamped with ornamental border and harp at centre, spine lettered in gilt "Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell." (Carter variant "B"), cloth chemise, green morocco-backed cloth slipcase, spine of binding slightly faded
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Provenance

Duff Cooper, bookplate (sale in these rooms 10 July 1986, lot 56)

Literature

Smith 1 (second issue, p.6, binding 5, illustrated on p.[7]); Wise 2 (but lettering on spine differs)

Catalogue Note

Poems was first published by Aylott and Jones in an edition of 1,000 copies on 26 May 1846. In 1848 Smith purchased the unsold stock of 961 copies and published this second issue in October of that year, adding a cancel title (but not changing the date).

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