1883-1884 The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray
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Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
Illustrated throughout with plates and vignettes by Thackeray himself. Collated, complete with all plates. In the original green gilt stamped bindings. Each volume is numbered to its first title page. This set is a lovely example of William Makepeace Thackeray's writings. Titles include but are not limited to 'Vanity Fair', 'Pendennis', 'Catherine', 'The Newcomes', 'The Virginians', 'The Paris Sketchbook' and 'The Book of Snobs'. William Makepeace Thackeray had a great reputation in his contemporary Victorian England. He was ranked second only to Charles Dickens. Thackeray is particularly remembered for his use of satire, particularly in his 'Vanity Fair'.
In original publisher's full cloth bindings with gilt stamping to spines and boards. Externally, very smart with patches of rubbing to the joints and to the extremities. Bumping to the head and tails of all spines. Front hinges to 'Hoggarty', 'The Virginians volume II', 'Burlesques' and 'Catherine' are slightly strained but firm. Internally, plate at page 232 of 'Vanity Fair' volume I is disbound, otherwise the volume is firmly bound. All volumes are generally firmly bound, a couple of volumes are strained in places such as Pendennis volume II. Pages are generally bright with instances of light scattered spots.
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