Lot 166: THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE. A COLLECTION OF FIVE FIRST EDITIONS, 1852-1859 (10 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: i) The History of Henry Esmond, Esq. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1852, 8vo (190 x 121mm.), 3 volumes, FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, half-titles, original olive-green fine-ribbed cloth, paper spine labels, in modern chemise and morocco-backed slipcase, covers slightly rubbed, spines slightly faded, bumped at head and foot, labels a little chipped at upper edges; ii) The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggary Diamond. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1849, 8vo (177 x 125mm.), FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, 10 engraved plates, 2 pages of advertisements, original glazed boards with illustrations, modern chemise and morocco-backed slipcase, slight spotting, covers slightly soiled, several small tears to foot of spine; iii) The Paris Sketch Book: by Mr Titmarsh. London: John Macrone, 1840, 8vo (193 x 120mm.), 2 volumes, FIRST EDITION, 12 engraved plates, original brown cloth, blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt, spotting to endpapers of both volumes and to some plates, hinges slightly weak, covers slightly rubbed, spines faded; iv) The Irish Sketch Book, by Mr M.A. Titmarsh. London: Chapman & Hall, 8vo (203 x 120mm.), 2 volumes, FIRST EDITION, half-titles, original green cloth, blocked in blind, spines lettered in gilt, some slight spotting, covers rubbed, spines slightly faded; v) The Virginians. A tale of the last century. London: Bradbury & Evans, 1858-1859. 8vo (222 x 135mm.), 2 volumes, FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, half-titles, one page of advertisements at end of volume 1, steel-blue diaper grain cloth, blocked in blind, lacking one plate (“Flat Rebellion”) in volume 2, some wear to hinges, slight spotting and browning, covers rubbed in places, spines slightly faded (10)
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Provenance: i) Estelle Doheny, bookplate; iii) Sylvain Van de Weyer, bookplate; Holland House, bookplate; iv) Sylvain Van de Weyer, bookplate
Literature: Van Duzer 85, 87, 159 and 96 [The Virginians not in Van Duzer]