THACKERAY, William Makepeace (1811-1863). Vanity Fair. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848.
8vo. Engraved frontispiece, title and 38 plates, wood-engraved illustrations. Red crushed levant gilt, covers with teal onlay and gilt floral cornerpieces spine in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in 2, the rest gilt-decorated, wide turn-ins gilt, blue morocco doublures gilt with floral red and teal morocco onlay and gilt cornerpieces, upper doublure SET WITH A MINIATURE OVAL PORTRAIT of Thackeray, blue watered silk endpapers (hinges expertly repaired, upper endpaper becoming loose). Provenance: Selden (armorial bookplate); Albert Henry Wiggin (1868-1951), American banker (armorial bookplate).
FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, later issue without the suppressed woodcut of Lord Steyne on p. 336.
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