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Thursday 25th January 2018: 1:00pm GMT

Bramwell bonte's copy - homer's odyssey

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Brontë (Patrick Branwell).- Homer. The Odyssey, Branwell Brontë's copy with ink inscription "To P.B.B. from his dear friend J.B.L. to head of title, engraved frontispiece and title, ink notations and sketches to front endpapers, and verso of final f. in a contemporary hand, engraved illustration loosely inserted, upper hinge tender, original pictorial cloth, gilt, spine rubbed and faded, spine ends and corners bumped, 12mo, [c.1840].

An interesting association copy with an original pen and black ink portrait study to front pastedown, and a further small portrait sketch to rear pastedown, possibly by an artist in the Circle of Branwell Brontë with the first portrait bearing some physiognomic similarities to Branwell's portrait of his friend James Fletcher held in the Brontë Parsonage Museum,

J.B.L. is likely Joseph Bentley Leyland (1811-51), sculptor and friend of Branwell.

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Full Lot Details

Brontë (Patrick Branwell).- Homer. The Odyssey, Branwell Brontë's copy with ink inscription "To P.B.B. from his dear friend J.B.L. to head of title, engraved frontispiece and title, ink notations and sketches to front endpapers, and verso of final f. in a contemporary hand, engraved illustration loosely inserted, upper hinge tender, original pictorial cloth, gilt, spine rubbed and faded, spine ends and corners bumped, 12mo, [c.1840].

An interesting association copy with an original pen and black ink portrait study to front pastedown, and a further small portrait sketch to rear pastedown, possibly by an artist in the Circle of Branwell Brontë with the first portrait bearing some physiognomic similarities to Branwell's portrait of his friend James Fletcher held in the Brontë Parsonage Museum,

J.B.L. is likely Joseph Bentley Leyland (1811-51), sculptor and friend of Branwell.

Condition Report

Please add your question to the description field below.