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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

By William Makepeace Thackeray

1869-86 - London - Smith, Elder and Co.

8" by 5.5"; viii, 407pp; iv, 392pp; xii, 448pp; iv, 448pp; iv, 464pp; iv, 456pp; xv, [1], 452pp; vi, [1], 457pp; iv, 451pp; vi, 359pp;  [4], 343pp; vi, [1] 444pp, iv; [1], 416pp; viii, 514pp; vii, 440pp; vii, [1], 448pp; viii, 328pp; vi, 413pp; [8], 362pp; vi, 428pp; iv, [1], 386pp; x, 416pp; x, [1], 416pp; xii, 361pp.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

Twenty-three volumes of this complete works of Thackeray.

Twenty-three volumes of original twenty-four, lacking volume twenty-two: Catherine: A Story.

Illustrated throughout with hundreds of plates.

20 plates to volume I, 19 to vol 2, 23 to vol III, 21 to volume IV, 22 to volume V, 22 to volume VI, 8 to volume VII, 23 to volume VIII, 23 to volume IX, 9 to volume X, 11 to volume XI, 17 to volume XII, 10 to volume XIII, frontispiece to volume XIV, 0 to volume XV, 8 to volume XVI, 75 to volume XVII, 0 to volume XVIII, 16 plates to volume XIX, 4 plates to volume XX, 10 plates to volume XXI, 10 plates to volume XXIII, 13 plates to XXIV.

Collated, lacking plates 'Almost Perfect Happiness' and 'A Recognition' to volume IV.  Lacking the second 'Farewell' plate to volume V. Lacking 'Letters From England' plate to volume VI. Lacking one plate to XXIII.

Includes all of Thackeray's famous works such as Vanity Fair, Pendennis, The Newcomes

Including Vanity Fair (in two volumes), Pendennis (in two volumes), The Newcomes (in two volumes), Henry Esmond, The Virginians (in two volumes), The Adventures of Philip (in two volumes),The Paris Sketch Book, The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq., The Irish Sketch Book, The Book of Snobs, Burlesques, The Christmas Books, Ballads and Tales, The Four Georges, Roundabout Papers, Dennis Duval, and two later published Miscellaneous Essays, and Contributions to Punch

William Makepeace Thackeray was famous for his satirical works. Vanity Fair brought Thackeray his fame and is a panoramic portrait of English society. His earliest works were written under pseudonyms such as Charles James Yellowplush, Michael Angelo Titmarsh and George Savage Fitz-Boodle. His parodies and satire tended towards attacks on high society, military prowess, the institution of marriage and hypocrisy. During the Victorian era Thackeray was ranked second only to Charles Dickens.

CONDITION

In uniform half calf bindings with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart with slight rubbing to spines and extremities. Small loss to spine of vol I, III, V, VI, XI, XXI, XIV. Rubbing to joints also. Small crack to tail of joint to volume VI. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, although pages 23-25 disbound to volume IV and therefore lacking plate 'almost perfect happiness'. Pages are generally bright with the odd spot throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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