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    Charlotte Brontë. Villette. London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1849.

    First edition. Three octavo volumes. [i-iv], [1]2-324; [i-iv], [1]2-319[320]; [i-iv], [1]2-350[-352] pages (no half-titles called for).

    Half brown calf over marbled boards, morocco gilt lettering labels. Spines lightly faded, bound without the terminal ads in Volume 1. Signature to top of title page. A very good copy.


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    "The novel combines a masterly portrayal of Belgian daily life with a highly personal use of the elements of Gothic fiction. In her lifetime, Charlotte was the most admired of the Brontë sisters." (-Oxford Companion to English Literature) Smith 6.



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