THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE. 1811-1863.
The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Q. Anne. Written by Himself. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1852.
3 volumes. 8vo (188 x 123 mm). 344, 16 ad; vi, 319; vi, 324, 16 ad pp. Half-titles. Publisher's brown cloth with paper labels. Custom chemises and quarter morocco slipcase. Occasional faint foxing, light rubbing to boards and labels.
Provenance: Jerome Kern (bookplates); his sale, Anderson New York, Jan 24, 1929, lot 1355; Albert Henry Wiggin (bookplates); Marjorie Wiggin Prescott (her sale, Christie's New York, Jun 2, 1981, lot 315 (part)).
FIRST EDITION, KERN-WIGGIN COPY. An unusually fine example in the original cloth. 2,500 copies were printed of the first edition. Sadleir 3187; Van Duzer 85.