Shirley. A Tale.
By Currer Bell, Author of "Jane Eyre." In Three Volumes.
First edition. Her second published novel, completed in the same year as the deaths of her brother and two sisters, set during the Luddite Riots at the beginning of the 19th century. The character of Shirley Keeldar is partly based on Emily Brontë.
3 vols, Post octavo. Rebound in burgundy quarter morocco, titles to spines gilt, marbled paper boards, tissue guards before and after contents. Housed in a brown cloth drop-down box. Complete with 16pp. publisher’s catalogue dated October 1849 at end of vol. I; without half-titles as issued. Pages rather tanned and with some minor nibbling at the tips of a few leaves, overall a good copy.
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