(Literature) 1 Vol. Thackeray, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero. London: Bradbury and Evans, 1848. First edition in book form, mixed issue. 8vo, 20th-century full crushed gilt-paneled burgundy niger morocco, gilt spine compartments, all edges gilt, turn-ins gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, minor wear, by Baynton Riviere. Illustrated by the author, with 40 engraved plates, including frontispiece and additional vignette title page. Scattered light foxing, and occasional toning to plates.
Withheading on p. 1 in rustic type, woodcut of the Marquis of Steyne on p. 336, "Mr. Pitt" reading on p. 453, engraved title dated 1848.

Estimate $250-400


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