1911 The Works of Thackeray In Ten Volumes
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Decorative Binding, Illustrated, Limited Edition
The Harry Furniss Centenary edition, limited to one thousand copies. Book one tells of Thackeray's "The History of Henry Esmond" Illustrated by Harry Furniss with fifty-five plates, and a frontispiece. Book two includes "The English Humorists of the Eighteenth Century", "Charity and Humour" and "The four Georges", featuring illustrations by Thackeray, John Leech and Harry Furniss, with thirty-five plates. Book three is arguably Thackeray's most famous work "The Virginians, a Tale of the Last Century" which is illustrated by both Thackeray and Furniss, featuring forty-nine plates. Book four includes "Critical Papers in Art", "Stubbs's Calendar" and Barber Cox" with illustrations by Thackeray, George Cruikshank and Furniss, featuring forty-two plates. Book five includes "Burlesques", "From Cornhill to Grand Cairo", and "Juvenilia" which is illustrated by Thackeray, George Cruikshank, Richard Doyle, and Furniss, and includes "Rebecca and Rowena" by Mr M. A. Titmarsh, with a facsimile of the original cover published in 1850. Book six includes "Ballads and Verses" and "Miscellaneous Contributions to 'Punch'", featuring illustrations from Thackeray, John Leech and Furniss, with forty-seven plates. Book seven holds "Christmas Books" and is illustrated by Thackerary and Furniss, with four plates, and various illustrations throughout the text. Book eight includes "The Book of Snobs" with further contributions to 'punch', and is illustrated by Thackerary, John Leech and Furniss. Book nine is illustrated by Richard Doyle and Furniss and includes "The Newcomes, Memoirs of a most Respectable Family" which is edited by Arthur Pendennis. Book ten holds "Lovel the Widower" and a further collection of stories and sketches, by Thackerary, George Cruikshank, Kenny Meadows and of course Furniss, with eighteen plates. Ten complete volumes, of the original twenty volume set.
In blue cloth bindings with gilt motif to the front boards, and designs to the spines. Externally, all are sound but with light rubbing and minor shelfwear. Internally, all are firmly bound with bright pages. Spotting to text block edge, occasionally encroaching onto text. Many pages are still uncut
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