Vanity Fair. A Novel Without a Hero.
With Illustrations on Steel and Wood by the Author.London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848 Stock Code: 129551
NotesFirst edition in book form. "Modern editions of this classic novel almost invariably omit Thackeray's vignettes and often give only a selection from his etchings. The reader is deprived thereby not only of much amusement but also of important clues to the meaning of the story" (Ray).
Octavo (205 x 132 mm). Attractively bound in recent red morocco by Bayntun-Riviere, titles to spine in gilt in compartments, raised bands tooled with floral design in gilt, double ruled frame in gilt to covers, wide turn-ins tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges gilt.
Etched frontispiece with tissue guard, vignette title page, 38 plates, wood-engraved vignettes and similar initials after Thackeray.
Spine a little sunned, faint foxing to prelims and plates; a near-fine copy.
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