Binding: 3/4 Leather
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Size: 8vo; Vol.I, viii+294; Vol. II, iv+258 pages
Publisher: London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1857.
Last letters in the last words on lines one and two are transposed on vol 1, p 21. Vol 1 Bound without ads at the end of volume I but with ads and and publisher's catalog at the end of volume II. Periods missing after the headlines on pp 58 and 221 of vol. II, letter P missing in place in line 3 of p 99, vol. II. Three quarter blue morocco, spines uniformly sunned with bright gilt labeling and raised bands, intererior in Fine condition, a rather pleasing presentation. Symington (1927), page 116. Smith 7;
Charlotte Brontë's first novel, initially rejected by many publishing houses and not published until after her passing in 1855. It is her account of a young orphan, William Crimsworth and follows his upbringing, his loves and his eventual career as a professor at an all-girls school. Brontë draws on her experiences in Brussels, where she studied as a language student and was a teacher in 1842.