London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1853. [Literature] FIRST EDITION. Complete in three volumes. Octavo (18 x 12cm), pp.[iv]; 32; pp.[iv]; 319; ; pp.[iv]; 350. Simply bound without half-titles or advertisements in a late-Victorian or Edwardian utility cloth, lettered in gilt to backstrips. Some acceptable soiling to contents, title page of first volume with a paper scuff just above author's name, remargined. Bindings sunned to spines, gilt dulled. An inexpensive copy of the first edition. Mentioned in Bleiler; a gothic novel with an element of the supernatural (ghost of the nun in the attic). Bronte's novel Villette is based on the author's experiences as a teacher in Brussels. Item #60558
Bleiler; Checklist of Fantastic Literature .
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