London: Smith, Elder and Co. 1847.
First edition. 8vo. Bound in late 20th-century dark green crushed morocco by Bayntun (Rieviere), ruled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, gilt top stain, wide turn-ins decorated in gilt, marbled endpapers. Three volumes housed in green cloth slipcase. Half-titles present, lacking ads. pp.[iv], 304; [iv], 304; [iv], 311, . Near Fine. Minor scuff to leather of volumes II and III, half-title and title pages of III remargined. Previous owner bookplate loosely attached in volume I. Unusually fresh and clean internally. The first published novel by the Bronte sisters, credited with revolutionizing literature and even by one recent writer with no less than inventing the modern self. One of only approximately 500 copies printed. Parrish pp. 87-88. Smith 2. Item #170928001