Edinburgh: John Grant, 1905, 1907. Early Thornton Edition. Cloth. A Near Fine set of the Thornton Edition. Octavo (5.5 x 8 inches). Green publisher's cloth with gilt Art Nouveau floral devices and lettering to spine. TEG, untrimmed. The 11 volume set of the novels in uniform condition with minor toning to prelims, boards lightly tipped, slight edge wear but firm. Small white mark to front board of Vol I of Wildfelll Hall, otherwise a nice 11 volume set of the 1907 edition with the Volume 12: Life of Charlotte Brontë by Mrs. Gaskell published in 1905 in uniform binding. Spine slightly darker than the other 11 volumes. All titles and half titles printed in red and black. Fully illustrated with engraved authors' portraits, prominent landscapes, town and village scenes and architecture from the text, MS facsimile pages.
1. Agnes Grey: With a Memoir of Her Sisters by Charlotte Brontë. (2), 301pp, frontispiece.
2. Wuthering Heights: With a Preface by Charlotte Brontë. (2), xv, (1), 499,  pp. frontispiece plus 4 scenic and illustrated plates in photographs and facsimile.
3. The Professor: (2), 379pp, frontispiece engraved portrait with tissue guard.
4. Villette: Vol I: (2) xi, (1) 421 pp, frontispiece, 3 plates. Engraved frontispiece with tissue (Haworth Church), Villette facsimile of manuscript, St. Gudule Cathedral, Brussels. 5. Vol II: (2), 402pp. frontispiece. 6. Shirley: Vol I: (4), 458pp, frontispiece plus 3 pl. 7. Vol II: (4), 471pp, frontispiece plus 2 plates. 8. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall: Vol I: (2), 354 pp, frontispiece. 9. Vol II. (2), 375  pp., frontispiece. 10. Jane Eyre: Vol I: (3), xi,, (1), 405 pp, frontispiece plus 5 plates. 11. Vol II: (3), 371  pp, frontispiece plus 4 plate. Includes first page of Jane Eyre MS facsimile. 12. The Life of Charlotte Brontë by E.C Gaskell with introduction and notes by Temple Scott and B.W. Willett: , xvi, 526 pp. frontispiece plus 12 plates. Near Fine. Item #7374
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