Book Description

Now very rare. Gresham Pulishing had engaged Talwin Morris around 1897 - 1900 to create designs for series of literature books. Morris' art nouveau designs include the white dots to the board corners, being the designer's mark. The preface by Currer Bell to the second edition is printed. Charlotte Bronte is still using the pseudonym in 1847 in which she mentions 'the timorous or carping few who doubt the tendency of books such as Jane Eyre '... whose ears detect in each protest against bigotry - that parent of crime - an insult to piety ... I would remind them of certain simple truths ... Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not a religion'. Illustrator J H Bacon
Dealer Notes
Copac records one copy at the University of the Arts, London. Grey endpapers, ultramarine cloth with the uniform series design for literature titles published by Gresham of peacock feathers to each board divided by diagonal arabesques, design to spine dulled and only the gilt is clear, six illustrations as called for by John H Bacon and dated (18)97, gilt titles particularly bright, usual marking to boards, rubbing to spine edges, abrasions to board ends, minor loss to spine extremes, small bookseller pencil to prelim, minor foxing to page edges, mild staining to some bottom page edges, very minor marking to frontispiece and title page, hinges and text block firm, the Gresham code M 394 on image and text pages for the book. Worldcat shows the British Library at Boston Spa and five other Yorkshire collections having copies.
Author Charlotte Bronte
Date c 1900
Binding Cloth binding, design by Talwin Morris
Publisher Gresham
Condition Good.
Pages xxi, [4], 393 collates with that per Copac.

Price: £75.00

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