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Book Description
Edinburgh: John Grant, 1905, The Thornton Edition, First Edition Thus. The sought-after Thornton Edition, edited by Temple Scott, complete in 12 volumes. Uniformly bound in quarter red leather binding, bound in the same style as the original cloth binding, spines lettered in gilt with gilt art nouveau floral devices, some wrinkling to the leather; top edges gilt, others untrimmed, foxed and tanned; half-title and title pages printed in red and black. The Professor – xiv, 378, [2]; Villette Vol I – xiv, 421, [3]; Villette Vol II – [8], 406, [2]; Wildfell Hall Vol I – [4], 354, [2]; Wildfell Hall Vol II – [4], 347, [1]; Agnes Grey – [6], 301, [1]; Shirley Vol I – [6], 458, [2]; Shirley Vol II – [8], 471, [1]; Jane Eyre Vol I – xiv, 405, [3]; Jane Eyre Vol II – [6], 371, [1]; Life of Charlotte Bronte – xvi, [2], 526, [2]pp, With gravure frontispieces and numerous full-page photographic plates depicting Bronte country. Usual foxing to end papers and half titles. A handsome quarter leather set. Approximately 8 ½ inches tall.
Dealer Notes
Externally

Spine – good condition – red leather spine, morocco leather a little creased but still bright and attractive.
Joints – good condition – gently rubbed.
Corners – good condition – gently bumped and worn.
Boards – good condition – quarter cloth and leather binding with a blind stamped line separating the two.
Page edges – good condition – gilt to the top edge, slightly darkened, untrimmed to the other edges, tanned and foxed.
See above and photos.

Internally

Hinges – good condition – sound.
Paste downs – good condition – plain, tanned.
End papers – good condition – tanned with some foxing.
Title – good condition – red and black text, some foxing and tanning.
Pages – good condition – the illustrations are collated and complete, pages with some tanning and foxing.
Binding – good condition.
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Author Sisters BRONTË. Scott, Temple (edit).
Date 1905
Binding Quarter Leather Binding
Publisher Edinburgh: John Grant.
Condition Good

Price: £1200.00

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