(BRONTE, Charlotte). ~ Jane Eyre ou les mémoires d'une gouvernante de Currer-Bell imité par Old-Nick. Paris: [Lahure for] Hachette et c[ompan]ie, 1855.
16mo (168 × 108 mm), pp. , 183, , complete with half-title. Ministère de l’interieur, colportage (licence) stamp to half title, ownership stamp of Aubrey-Vitet to upper forecorner of title and his bookplate. Later black quarter morocco. A very good copy.
First edition of this rare early abridgement. A full translation by Mme Lesbazeilles-Souvestre under the title Jeanne Eyre, ou les Memoires d'une institutrice had been printed by Giraud in 1854 (2 vols), but this version by ‘Old Nick’, issued as part of the Bibliothèque des chemins de fer demonstrates the popularity of the work. Both versions are rare. Worldcat: Harvard and Princeton only in US.