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The Works of William Makepeace THACKERAY in 12 Volumes Illustrated ANTIQUE 1876
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Format: Hardback Fiction Type: Short Stories/ Essays
Language: English Printing Year: 1850-1899
Subject: Illustrated
137 years old books!

The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray
In Twelve Volumes . A lovely library set of Thackeray.

Smith Elder and Co, London, 1876. Hardback.

William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863), English novelist best known for writing satirical novels such as Vanity Fair. During the Victorian era he was second only to Dickens in popularity.

The set includes:
- Vanity Fair;
- The History of Pendennis;
- The Newcomes;
- The History of Henry Esmond. also The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon;
- The Virginians;
- The Adventures of which is now prefixed A Shabby Genteel Story;
- The Paris Sketch Book, The Irish Sketch Book, and Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo;
- Great Hoggarty Diamond; Memoirs of Mr. J.C. Yellowplush; and Burlesques;
- The Book of Snobs; Sketches of Life and Character; etc. etc.;
- Roundabout Papers; The Four Georges; The English Humourists; to which is added The Second Funeral of Napleon;
- Catherine; Lovel the Widower; Denis Duval; Ballads; etc.; - The Christmas Books of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh

Old Bookplate inside front cover (in 11 volumes) - Shadwell Court Library (Buxton family seat, Norfolk; armorial bookplate)

Book Description:

Measures 5 ¼ inches x 7 ¾. About 2” thick or
143mm x 203mm x 45-50mm

* top edge gilt
* Original red pebble-grain cloth covers,
* spine and covers ruled in black and spines lettered in gilt
* black endpapers
* hand-cut pages
* black and white frontispiece illustration in every volume and Full-page portrait of the author in volume 1
* tissue-guarded frontispiece in some volumes
* inside illustrated (not all volumes) with full page and line illustrations in text.

Book Condition: very good overall condition

Text bright and clean, small stain to front cover of some volumes, spines a little sunned , cloth rubbed & a little worn, Corners slightly bumped and llight wear.

Light yellowing & foxing to page-edges. Text is very clean and unimpeded

very good set, without staining or inscriptions inside, all of the 12 volumes are complete.


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 As it is a heavy set.  If you're interested, please ask for postage cost and I will calculate it individually.

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