Posted on 04/25/2022 at 10:00 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Great news on this Monday morning: the rare Charlotte Brontë miniature book that went up for auction last weekend has landed in a charity's hands.
The New York Times reports that British nonprofit Friends of the National Libraries purchased A Book of Rhymes over the weekend and will donate it to the Brontë Parsonage Museum in Haworth, Yorkshire.
The book will be digitized and also put on display, in a reversal of its previous life; it had last been seen at auction in 1916, and its contents were never published.
Friends of the National Library was given a heads-up of the asking price — $1.25 million — so that it could raise money for the purchase.
For more on the significance of Brontë's A Book of Rhymes, head to the NY Times.
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