The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall


Acton Bell

Anne Bronte



[001503] Bell, Acton; [Bronte, Anne] The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. London: T. C. Newby, 1848. First Edition. 8vo. Half Morocco and Cloth. Good+. Three volumes complete - Volume One - [4], 358pp, [2] adverts; Volume Two - [2], 366pp, and Volume Three - [2], 342pp. Later half morocco and cloth by Riviere for Sotheran, raised bands, spines in six panels, title lettered directly to second panel, author and volume number to third, date to foot, remaining panels gilt with central tudor rose, from which emanates four trefoils with pointille background, dotted roll to bands and head and foot, with single line to covers, t.e.g. 

Externally very slightly rubbed to extremities, spines very slightly faded, but generally bright. Text leaves lightly browned, occasional marginal soiling and very light spotting, small hole to bottom edge of half title, I1 with a small ink mark catching a letter, but with no loss of sense, small nick to fore edge of Q3 in volume three, but generally fairly clean. With the half title to volume one and final advertisement leaf, as called for. Bookplate of Howard Douglas and Leonard Galton to front pastedowns

Anne Bronte's second novel after Agnes Grey, now hailed as one of the first feminist novels

Block, page 29; Smith 4; Symington, page 127; Wise, pages 106-110