Book Condition: Very Good-
Size: 8vo; 186, vii, 16pp ads pages
Publisher: London: Walter Scott, Ltd., [ca1887].
Top edges gilt, 16 pages of ads. With the book plate of (Alfred) Duff Cooper (1890-1954) , British Conservative Party politician, diplomat and author. Little rubbing to original cloth, gilt decorated spine still bright, pages little yellowed with end papers lightly cracked;
"The life of Charlotte Brontë has been written once for all by Mrs. Gaskell, but as no criticism of Miss Brontë is possible apart from the story of her life, I have attempted the biographical sketch the following pages will be found to contain" - from Birrell's introductory note.