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1858 Jane Eyre by Currer Bell (Charlotte Bronte) / Extremely Early Copy Published Just 11 Years After Original / Smith, Elder and Co, London

1858 Jane Eyre by Currer Bell (Charlotte Bronte) / Extremely Early Copy Published Just 11 Years After Original / Smith, Elder and Co, London

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A very early and extremely scarce 1858 edition of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel Jane Eyre. Originally published on 16th October 1847 by Smith, Elder and Co., Ltd of London, in three volumes using Bronte's pseudonym Currer Bell. This copy was published just eleven years later in 1858, just three years after Bronte's death. It was entitled a "New Edition" also by Smith, Elder and Co. with the aim of producing a one volume, more affordable version for a wider audience. It is exceptionally hard to find a copy of Jane Eyre in this edition today and if you can find one they usually have not survived very well. This copy at 165 years is one of the best condition copies for this edition that I have so far come across.

Inside the pages are clean and very tightly bound. With just some occasional spotting and the odd blemish and a couple of small nicked edges. Has a pencilled inscription at the top of the front paste down and rear free endpaper, and an inked name at the top of the title page (see photos). The main condition point to note is the hinges have been professionally strengthened at the front and back on the inside (see final close-up photo). This makes the binding really good and strong and is very hard to spot. The top closed edge has a good deal of toning (see photo 3).

Bound in the original orange boards with black titles. The black has rubbed away in places and there is a little rubbing to the cloth at the corners of the boards. With some slight darkening from handling around the outer edges.

The orange on the spine has dulled in comparison to the boards but the titles can still be discerned. With a few light crease marks and a couple of light marks.

Your 1858 copy of Jane Eyre will be wrapped with great care in tissue and ribbon* and sent well packaged with tracking and full insurance. I am always happy to add a gift card with a message to the parcel.

H 18 cm x W 11.5 cm, 467 pages, 0.38 kg. I dispatch worldwide daily from the UK.

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