• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 26

    [BRONTË, Charlotte]. GASKELL, E.C. The Life of Charlotte Brontë. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857.

    Price Realised  

    [BRONTË, Charlotte]. GASKELL, E.C. The Life of Charlotte Brontë. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857.

    2 volumes, 8o (197 x 124 mm). Half-titles. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with the addition of thirteen watercolor drawings and 24 prints, and with additional manuscript title and contents leaf in volume 1. Early 20th-century green morocco, the front covers with title painted within inset translucent vellum medallion, spine gilt, top edges gilt.

    A FINE EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY, the subjects of the watercolors comprising: Portrait of Charlotte Brontë; Haworth Parsonage; Hartshead Church; Charlotte Brontë's birthplace; Cowan Bridge School; Roe Head; Oakwell Hall; Haworth Moor; Silhouette of Branwell Brontë; Haworth; The Main Street, Haworth; Grave of Anne Brontë and Rev. A.B. Nichols. (2)


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