New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, Publishers, 1848. First American Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. The first US edition, still nicely attired in the publisher's original blind stamped cloth with the misattribution of 'By the author of "Jane Eyre." ' printed on the title page and stamped in gilt onto the spine. Reddish brown decorative cloth over boards, title and floral motif stamped in gilt onto spine, 12mo (7-3/8 inches tall), pp. (3)-288, collated, with both the front and rear binder's blanks and rfep sewn in as called for, but lacking a first ffep. Volume is worn with fading and minor soil, corners rubbed through, spine ends are bumped and pulled with tears to cloth esp. at heel which also has a horizontal tear and a small puncture near head, modest browning and damp stains within - one being thumb-sized and affecting part of the upper fore-edge right through text block, text block still tightly bound and a trifle "stiff" from damp stains, partial price tag to front pastedown, a single leaf [p. 83/84] with a shallow 1/4" x 2" chip from the bottom edge likely being a paper production flaw. An unsophisticated, solid copy of a very desirable Bronte novel. Good. Item #3040
"Wuthering Heights was published simultaneously in cloth (75¢) and in paper covers (2 parts 25¢ each) on April 21, 1848. Both bindings contain the original printed sheets, and copies in either binding constitute the first American edition." Ref. Smith [collated] p. 75.
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