‘Wuthering Heights’, a Novel by Ellis Bell (Brontë, Emily)

Brontë, Emily


2 vols., 8vo., 1st edition, bound in half calf marbleized boards by W. Elgin & Sons, Edinburgh (blind stamp) the spines in six compartments with gilt lettered black Morocco title labels, with sprinkled edges, London: Thomas Cautley Newby, 72 Mortimer St., Cavandish Sq., 1847
7.6 x 4.9 in — 19.3 x 12.5 cm

July 08, 2021

Estimate $10,000-$15,000

Realised: $78,000


Female authors have historically faced prejudice in the publishing world, with their writing being seen as ‘unserious’ and not the stuff of high art, pushing many women to write under male pseudonyms in order to be taken seriously.

We were pleased to present this first edition of Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, known to her readers as Ellis Bell, in our July 2021 Cabinet of Curiosities Auction.

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