The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray...

London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 15 Waterloo Place, 1899. 13 vols., 8vo., xliv, 676; xlvii, 752; xli, 646; xxxvi, 711; xliii, 772; xxxvii, 759; xlvi, 725; xl, 806; lx, 340; xliii, 809; xlvi, 640; xl, 568; lxxxii, 751 pp., 558 plates including frontispieces of which 7 are portraits, many plates in text, numerous facsimiles of manuscripts and letters, two of which are fold-outs, some after photographs of Thackeray’s family members, and one genealogy. Contemporary half green morocco with gilt rules, green cloth boards, backstrip with five raised bands ruled in gilt, lettering and decorative flourishes stamped in gilt to panels, top-edge gilt, gilt-heightened marbled endpapers reminiscent of light rippling across a forest pool. The backstrip has faded much like the color of an oak leaf in fall, some slight bumps at corners, occasional foxing near frontis plates and endpapers; overall a very good set. First edition thus, “the biographical edition,” with biographical introductions by his daughter, Anne Ritchie. Includes Vanity Fair, and The History of Pendennis, with illustrations by Thackeray, The Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush... with illustrations by George Cruikshank, The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.... with illustrations by J. E. Millais, R.A., Luke Fildes, A.R.A. and the author, Sketch Books and Contributions to “Punch,” illustrated by the author, The History of Henry Esmond, Esq.... illustrated by George Du Maurier, F. Barnard, and Frank Dicksee, R.A., The Newcomes, illustrated by Richard Doyle, The Christmas Books... illustrated by Richard Doyle and the author, The Virginians, illustrated by the author, The Adventures of Philip, illustrated by Frederick Walker and the author, The Wolves and the Lamb, Lovel the Widower, Roundabout Papers, and Dennis Duval, illustrated by Frederick Walker, Charles Keene, and the author, Ballads, Critical Reviews, Tales, Various Essay, Letters, Sketches, Etc., with illustrations by George Cruikshank, John Leech, and the author, and with a Life of the Author by Leslie Stephen. A beautiful way to read Thackeray, enriched by the thoughtful words of his daughter, a comprehensive addition to any collection. (Item Id: 108474)

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