THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE. 1811-1863.
VANITY FAIR IN A COSWAY-STYLE BINDING.
Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. [iii]-xvi, 624 pp. Illustrated with additional engraved title, frontispiece and plates throughout by Thackeray. 8vo. Modern full red levant, upper cover with double gilt rule enclosing gilt poppy arrangement surrounding oval glazed portrait of Thackeray painted on ivory, lower cover with double gilt rule panel, spine in six single gilt-ruled compartments, two of which are gilt-lettered, the others with gilt poppy arrangement, a.e.g., gilt-decorated dentelles, turquoise moiré silk endpapers, by Bayntun-Riviere. Lacks half-title, some plates with light foxing, else generally internally clean, spine slightly faded, else fine.
First edition, early issue with most first issue points, though with engraved title dated 1848.