THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE.  1811-1863.
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THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE. 1811-1863.
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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.”
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THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE. 1811-1863. Vanity Fair, A Novel Without a Hero. London: Bradbury and Evans, January 1847-July 1848.<BR> George Chinnery RHA (British, 1774-1852) An important portrait miniature, probably of Anne Thackeray (née Becher) (1792-1864) and her son William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863); the former, wearing saffron dress with short bouffant sleeves and cord belt, her son secured onto her back within the seat of her crimson shawl, her dark hair upswept beneath a white striped bandeau tied loosely beneath her chin, her right hand pointing to her face; the latter, wearing white chemise, his brown hair curling naturally, his arms wound about his mother's neck Thackeray, William Makepeace Thackeray MS Leaf 1839 + [Van Duzer, Henry Sayre] Thackeray Library, A. First Editions and First Publications Portraits Water Colors Etchings Drawings and Manuscripts. Privately printed, New York, 1919 THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE.  1811-1863. THACKERY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE (1811-1863) no image