Monday, January 11, 2010

Book of the Week

The Brontë Family with Special Reference to Patrick Branwell Brontë by Francis A. Leyland

Published: London: Hurst & Blackett, 1886.
Edition: First edition
Binding: Hard Cover

Two volumes complete. A highly regarded biography. Hard-to-find in this, the original, edition. Aims to redress the balance of previous literary portraits of Branwell in particular. Makes reference to other biographers, such as Mrs Gaskell, but the author's original research and interviews with those still living makes for much original and interesting material. Bound in original cloth. Internally very good, inner hinges starting to split but still firm. The edges of the cloth have some rubbing, the worst being along the top half of the rear outer hinge of volume 1, which is splitting. Both volumes are firm. Boards have bevelled edges with black borders; gilt titles to spines. Good+, sound copy.
Stock number: 4006.
£ 135.00 ( approx. $US 220.94 )

From the stock of C L Hawley.

You can view more books on the Brontes here, more books on Haworth here here and more books on Victorian novelists here.

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