BRONTE, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. London: The Gresham Publishing Co., [c.1900].
8vo., blue publisher's cloth decorated with an art nouveau peacock design to upper board and spine, printed in green and white; grey endpapers; frontis and a further five illustrations by John H. Bacon; [xxvii]; 393, [i]; p. 19-21 roughly opened, causing a corner chip to p. 19-20 (not affecting text); previous ownership inscription to the ffep; a little shaky, but holding firm, in the binding which is lightly bumped to corners, and some nicks and a few small splits to spine expertly retouched.
A charming edition of this literary classic, based on the text of the 3rd edition. Copies in this peacock binding are highly sought after.
Bacon was a British painter and illustrator of genre works, history bible scenes, and portraits. He was the son of the lithographer John Cardanall Bacon, and, after a professional tour of India and Burma, became a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy.