Bronte Sisters. Edited By Temple Scott
Novels of the Sisters Bronte. The Thornton Edition. 12 Volumes.
London: Downey and Co., Ltd, 1898. Hardcover. This is a beautifully bound set of the authoritative Thornton Edition. The set includes Jane Eyre (2 vols), Villette (2 vols), Shirley (2 vols), The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (2 vols), The Professor, Agnes Grey, Wuthering Heights and Elizabeth Gaskell’s famous biography of Charlotte Bronte. Bound in contemporary three quarter red morocco leather backed red cloth boards with gilt titles & decoration to spines. The binding is signed by Bickers and Son, Leicester Square. Leather on spines is browned, though gilt remains bright on all volumes. Minor wear/chipping to spine ends of a few volumes. Minor wear to corners, minor rubbing to hinges, and minor scuffing to boards of some volumes. A few cracks to spine leather of several volumes. Bookplate of noted New York surgeon Frederic Shepard Dennis to front pastedown of all volumes. A later owner’s name has been neatly handwritten along the tops of each bookplate. A third owner’s name has been written in very small neat lettering on the top of the free front endpaper in a few volumes. Interiors are printed on laid paper and remain very clean. Frontispieces with tissue guards appear at the beginning of most volumes. All volumes are tightly bound. Approximately 400 pages in each volume. A very attractive and complete collection of the Brontes’ works. LIT/080905 This set may require an extra shipping fee. Very Good.