* THACKERAY, William Makepeace (1811-1863). The Virginians. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1857-1859.
24 original parts, 8vo (224 x 144 mm). 48 etched plates, numerous woodcut vignettes in text. (Some spotting or browning, particularly to plates.) Original printed yellow wrappers (minor chipping to spine ends, some light soiling); quarter morocco slipcase. Provenance: Mrs. Wilson (contemporary signature in pencil on a few covers); S. Wartenberg (blind stamp on cover of part 22); Eugene Grosman (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION IN PARTS, EARLY ISSUE with "actresses" instead of "ancestresses," on p. 207, line 33; and the errors in Part XII, with chapters XLVII-XLVIII mislabeled "XLVIII-XLIX." The Virginians Advertiser is present in each part (except part 24), as are most of the other inserted advertisements. Van Duzer 232.
Property from the Estate of Steve and Peggy Fossett, Carmel, California