Lot 19: [BRONTË, CHARLOTTE.] Jane Eyre.
November 10, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: [BRONTË, CHARLOTTE.] Jane Eyre. By Currer Bell. Printed in double columns. Tall 8vo, original brown printed wrappers, uncut, backstrip titled in manuscript and rubbed with slight loss to tips, four corners with slight loss, closed tears along joints. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848
Notes: first american edition; an excellent survival. Scarce. Rare Book Hub lists only three copies appearing at auction since 1997. With the advertisements following Smith's state (a), lacking the Webster's ad at the end, and with the p.  variant that omits the date and ends with a comma. Smith, Bronte, pp. 41-45.