The Novels of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte. Jane Eyre, Villette, Wuthering Heights, The Professor, Shirley, and Combined in one Volume; The Tenant of Wildfell Hall with Agnes Grey

Edmund Dulac (illustrator).

London: J. M. Dent, 1922. Edmund Dulac. Leather Bound. Near Fine. Six octavo volumes now bound in full smooth calf by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. This set appears to have been specially bound for The J. W. Robinson Company of Los Angeles. Their name appears next to the Sangorski & Sutcliffe statement at the front free endpaper. At the rear of each volume is affixed a tipped-in price sticker bearing the Robinson Company Logo. The original price for the six volume set was $100.00, which for 1922 was very expensive. This set also comes with its original box, covered in marbled paper with a pull-out tray. Each volume is signed by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Marbled endpapers and inner dentelles add to the deluxe design. The calf boards are a bright green while the spines are now light brown. The spines have six compartments each with two being red labels indicating author and title. The date of 1922 is at the foot of all the spines in gilt. There is bound into each volume a slender silk page marker. Each volume is enhanced by the beautiful full-page illustrations of Edmund Dulac, for a total of 60. The frontispiece illustrations are protected with a tissue guard. There is some foxing to the fore-edge in all six volumes, much less to the bottom edge. The top edge is gilt. All volumes are tight, bright, and very solid. This is a great set for the Bronte lover.

Price: $2,250.00


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