Two (i.e. three) works in three volumes; pp. , 299, , with a half-title; and pp. , 406, ; , 370, , with half-titles; some occasional browing in the second volume of Shirley et Agnès Grey, else very good copies in uniform contemporary brown quarter morocco and pebbled cloth, spines gilt.
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First editions in French of The Professor (1857) and Shirley (1849) by Charlotte Brontë and Agnes Grey (1847) by Anne Brontë (pp. 193-367 in Volume II), also attributed here to Charlotte. Loreau also produced translations of Dickens and Mayne Reid for Hachette.
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