English Literature, History, Children's Books and Illustrations
London, 10 July '12
95 by 154mm., fine pencil drawing, signed and dated "C. Brontë October 15th 32", together with title in author's hand, mounted, framed and glazed, some spotting.
Estimate 6,000-8,000 GBP
SOLD: 13,000 GBP
Portrait of a Young Woman
160 by 120mm., pencil drawing, inscribed by Patrick Brontë "By my daughter, Charlotte P. Bronte, Min[iste]r.", framed and glazed, slight spotting.
Estimate 10,000-15,000 GBP
SOLD: 26,000 GBP
Brontë, CharlotteJane Eyre. An Autobiography. Edited by Currer Bell. Smith, Elder and Co., 18478vo (198 x 123mm), 3 volumes, first edition of the author's first published novel, half-titles, publisher's 32pp. catalogue dated June 1847 at the end of volume 1, without the extra advertisement leaf present in some copies (no priority), original dark greyish reddish brown vertically-ribbed cloth, covers decorated in blind with triple line border enclosing decorative trellis-like border, pale yellow endpapers, preserved in green cloth chemise and quarter green morocco slipcase, a few minor paper flaws, a few leaves slightly stained, other occasional spotting, some early repairs to joints, hinges slightly fragile or starting, repair to endpaper of volume 1, some edge-wear to covers.Estimate 60,000-80,000 GBPSOLD: 55,000 GBPBronte Blog/Sothebys-auction-results