Charlotte Brontë

Unseen First Edition Set of Brontë Sisters’ Works Estimated to Sell for $100,000-150,000

In the week following the 198th birthday of Charlotte Brontë, a complete first edition set of the novels by the three Brontë Sisters will be offered for sale for the first time in a sale of Important Books and Manuscripts, held by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions on Monday 19 May at their saleroom in London’s Mayfair.

Rare Signed Letter From Charlotte Bronte Comes Up for Auction Tomorrow

A rare autographed letter signed, from Charlotte Brontë to a David Waldie, [L.R.C.S.] (1813-1889), thanking him for his appreciative comments regarding Jane Eyre and the gift of some "...little books", addressed from Gloucester Terrace, London, dated January 19th, 1853 will be sold at Lyon & Turnbull on the 4th Septemeber £10,000-12,000.

The British Library's Love Letters

Love Letters: 2000 Years of Romance, a title published by the British Library, is the first ever anthology to reproduce original love letters in each of the writers’ own hand. Featuring letters drawn from the Library's unique and vast collections, the romance spans from 168 BC to the 20th century and offers a rare insight into the intimate thoughts, feelings and desires of iconic individuals such as Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII, Charles Dickens and Oscar Wilde.
 

English Literature, History, Private Press, Children’s Books at Sotheby's London Dec. 15

SOTHEBY'S LONDON is delighted to announce the sale of a selection of exceptional works in its English Literature, History Private Press, Children’s Books & Illustrations auction on Thursday, 15 December 2011. The sale, which comprises 163 lots, is expected to raise in excess of £1.5 million. The headline lot is an autograph manuscript of the previously unknown The Young Men’s Magazine, Number 2, written by a 14-year-old Charlotte Brontë, in miniature format. Estimated at £200,000-300,000, it is one of only a handful of such manuscripts remaining in private hands.