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Lot 165: TITMARSH, M.A. [THACKERAY, WILLIAM MAKEPEACE]. SIX WORKS, 1847-1855 (6 VOL.)
20 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: i) Mrs Perkins's Ball. London: Chapman and Hall, 1847, small 4to (211 x 155mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-title, frontispiece, engraved title and 20 coloured plates (one folding), original pink printed boards, all edges gilt, front free endpaper and half-title coming loose; ii) Our Street. London: Chapman and Hall, 1848, small 4to (186 x 135mm.), FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE (with coloured plates), frontispiece, pictorial title and 14 coloured plates, 1p. publisher's adverts at end, original pink printed boards, all edges gilt; iii) Doctor Birch and his young friends. London: Chapman and Hall, 1849, small 4to (184 x 133mm.), FIRST EDITION, frontispiece, additional engraved title and 14 coloured plates, 1p. publisher's adverts at end, original pink printed boards, all edges gilt; iv) Rebecca and Rowena. A Romance upon Romance. London: Chapman and Hall, 1850, 4to (184 x 134mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-title, frontispiece, 7 coloured plates and illustrations by Richard Doyle, 1p. publisher's adverts at end, original pink printed glazed boards, all edges gilt, rebacked, preserving original spine; v) The Kicklebury's on the Rhine. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1850, 8vo (181 x 135mm.), FIRST EDITION, half-title, frontispiece pictorial title and 13 coloured plates, 2pp. publisher's adverts at end, original pale pink printed glazed boards, all edges gilt; vi) The Rose and the Ring; or, the History of Prince Giglio and Prince Bulbo. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1855, 8vo (180 x 135mm.), FIRST EDITION, frontispiece and 7 black and white plates, woodcut illustrations, 16pp. publisher's adverts at end, original pink printed boards, all edges gilt; five in matching brown cloth chemises and full morocco slipcases, one in red-brown cloth chemise and slipcase, occasional light spotting, boards lightly soiled and slightly worn at extremities (6)
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Provenance: i) Anne (1911?-1988) and Fernand (1905-1988) Renier, children's book collectors. bookplate
Literature: Van Duzer 140, 157, 51, 181, 104 and 185