• The William E. Self Library, I auction at Christies

    Sale 2153

    The William E. Self Library, Important English and American Literature

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 194

    THACKERAY, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848.

    Price Realised  

    THACKERAY, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848.

    8o (206 x 130 mm). Engraved frontispiece, engraved title and 38 engraved plates. Modern green morocco gilt, edges gilt, by Bayntun (spine slightly darkened).

    FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, FIRST ISSUE with headline on page one in rustic type, the reading Mr. Pitt on p. 453, and the suppressed woodcut of Lord Steyne on p. 336. WITH A CLIPPED SIGNATURE tipped to front flyleaf: "Most faithfully yours W M Thackeray." Grolier English 87; Van Duzer 231.


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