An autographed letter signed from Charlotte Brontë doubled its estimate to make £24,000 at Lyon & Turnbull’s September 4 rare books, maps and manuscripts sale in Edinburgh.
It was sent to a David Waldie (L.R.C.S.),
thanking him for his appreciative comments regarding Jane
Eyre and the gift of some "...little books", addressed from
Gloucester Terrace, London, dated January 19th, 1853.
In the same sale a first edition copy of
Adam Smith's An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the
Wealth of Nations (popularly known as his magnum opus
The Wealth of Nations) sold for £46,000 against an
estimate of £30,000-50,000.