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Charlotte Brontë
Charlotte Bronte / Currer bell - Villette - 1853 3 vol UK 1st HB
Charlotte Bronte / Currer bell - Villette - 1853 UK first edition published by Smith, Elder & Co First edition, in 3 volumes. Bound in robust green cloth with simple gilt titles to the spine, the binding probably dates from the late 19th or early 20th century. I'd guess somebody put together a set of odd volumes that they found and weren't terribly concerned to make them completely uniform, so one volume is slightly larger than the others, but even the other two differ enough in condition to suggest that they haven't always lived adjacent to one another. The bindings are firm. boards are lightly marked and rubbed with bumping to the corners and spine ends. All volumes have had a small label, possibly that of a bookseller, removed from their front pastedowns. Vol 1 is quite foxed, grubby and toned with creasing to some pages, minor damage to page edges and a neatly written ownership inscription to the title page. Volume 2 is lightly marked with creasing to some pages. Vol 3 is lightly foxed with staining to some pages. All 3 volumes lack the half-titles and there are no ads. Despite the faults I actually rather like them, you might also. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: frost555uk [Liverpool, GB]
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