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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray 52 vols.  

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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray

Thackeray, William Makepeace


Smith, Elder, & Co.



26 volumes in 52, complete. With frontispieces, extra engraved title pages, illustrated plates. 26x17 cm (10¼x7") finely bound by Zaehnsdorf in polished tan calf, decorated in black and gilt and  blind-stamped borders, gilt-decorated spines, black leather spine labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Large Paper Edition. One of 1000 sets.

Vol. 1 with a 6 line signed manuscript note by Thackeray about his attending of a society festival. Limited deluxe edition of Thackeray's works, finely bound by Zaehnsdorf.


  • v. 1-4. Vanity fair
  • v.5-8. Pendennis.
  • v.9-12. Newcomes.
  • v.13-14. Esmond
  • v.15-18. Virginians
  • v.19-22. Philip.
  • v.23-24. The great Hoggarty diamond; A little dinner at Timmin's; A note of journey from Cornhill to grand Cairo.
  • v.25-26. Christmas book.
  • v.27. Book of snobs.
  • v.28. Sketches and travels in London.
  • v.29-30. Burlesques.
  • v.31-32. Paris Sketch book and little travels and roadside sketches
  • v.33-34. Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush; The Fitz-boodle papers; Cox's diary; Character sketches.
  • v.35-36. The Irish sketch book and critical reviews.
  • v.37 Barry Lyndon.
  • v.38. Barry Lyndon; The fatal boots.
  • v.39-40. Catherine; Men's wives; The Bedford-row conspiracy.
  • v.41-42. Ballads; The rose and the ring.
  • v.43-44. Round-about papers; The second funeral of Napoleon
  • v.45. The four Georges.
  • v.46. English humourists.
  • v.47-48. Lovel the widower.
  • v.49. Miscellaneous essays.
  • v.50. Sketches and reviews.
  • v.51-52. Contributions to "Punch."
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Lot Amendments

6 vols. with top boards detached but present, other joints starting, occasional vols. with portions of spine strips starting to detach; offsetting to endpaper edges, interiors clean with mild toning; overall very good.

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