London, South Kensington
7 June 2010
THACKERAY, William Makepeace (1811-1863). Vanity Fair. A Novel without a Hero. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. 8° (205 x 121mm). Engraved frontispiece, title and 38 plates, wood-engraved illustrations, after the author. (Light browning to plates, last two plates and final quires waterstained at upper margin.) 'Cosway' binding in gold-tooled blue morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, with quill pen and mask motifs and red morocco rosettes on spine and covers, red morocco and red satin doublures with inset miniature portrait of Thackeray at front, gilt edges (light rubbing to extremities).
FIRST EDITION IN A SUMPTUOUS 'COSWAY' BINDING, EARLIEST ISSUE from the original parts with the rustic heading on p. 1, portrait of the Marquis of Steyne on p. 336, and 'Mr. Pitt' for 'Sir Pitt' on p. 453. Van Duzer 231.
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