Thackeray, William Makepeace
Price: 850.00 AUD
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854. Memoirs of a most respectable family. Edited by Arthur Pendennis, Esq. With illustrations on steel and wood by Richard Doyle. In two volumes. Pp. viii+380+viii+376(last blank), frontispiece and vignette title page both volumes, plus a total of 44 plates (with later, but not recent, tissue guards), text illustrations and pictorial initials; bound by Zaehnsdorf in half maroon morocco, the spines lettered and decorated in gilt compartments between raised bands, marbled papered boards, slightly rubbed; t.e.g., others uncut; marbled endpapers; bookplate of Charles Plumptre Johnson on upper pastedowns, bookseller's sticker on verso of upper free endpaper Volume I, small catalogue slip on first binder's blank same volume, a little light foxing, offsetting, and occasional slight soiling; Bradbury & Evans, London, 1854-5. First edition, bound from the parts , with one of the original pictorial yellow paper wrappers bound in each volume, and a few stab holes visible. Van Duzer 147; Shepherd 121; Wolff 6696. *The Newcomes was published in 23 monthly numbers (the last a double issue) from October 1853 to August 1855. Charles Plumptre Johnson (1853-1938) published two books about Thackeray: The Early Writings of William Makepeace Thackeray and Hints to Collectors of the Original Editions of the Works of William Makepeace Thackeray.