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1 Thackeray, William M. Pendennis
New York Harper & Brothers Publishers 1850 First Edition Three-Quarter Leather Near Fine No Jacket 
From the author of the Great Classic Vanity Fair here is a beautifully bound copy of the First American edition of another Thackeray Masterpiece. Published by Harper and Brothers in 1850 in two volumes, this book contains both volumes bound as one. The binding is rich red leather over beautifully marbled boards. The endpapers match the covers. The spine of the book has raised hubs and is printed in bright gilt lettering. The text is very clean with very minimal foxing. The binding is tight and this volume makes a Great presentation. It is illustrated throughout by Thackeray himself who was also a prolific artist. There is a small library plate on the inside of the front cover and a stamp on the verso of the first free endpaper. The second endpaper has a previous owner's names written at the top. The novel, which is 744 pages, also contains the original prefaces and there is a publishers catalog bound in at the back. The History of Pendennis traces the youthful career of Arthur Pendennis (called Pen) through his first love affair, his experiences at "Oxbridge" University and his employment as a London Journalist. This is a semi autobiographical novel. A Great copy in a gorgeous half-leather binding. We are happy to send pictures on request. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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2 Thackeray, William M. Rose and the Ring, The - LEC
New York Limited editions club 1942 First Edition Limited Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 
The 1942 First Thus publication of this Thackeray classic was published as a Christmas volume. A limited number of copies were printed of which this is copy number 1040. Printed at the Press of A. Colish in Mount Vernon, N.Y. This beautiful edition was designed by George Macy, the godfather of the Limited Edition Club and it contains fine Illustrations that were redrawn by Fritz Kredel from the original first edition. The full page plates in the volume were colored by hand under the supervision of the artist.The book is bound in fine decorative cloth. The volume is in very good+ condition with a small spot on the front board and a scratch to the middle of the spine. There is no slipcase with this volume. A lovely presentation and a fine Christmas offering. 
Price: 99.00 USD
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3 Thackeray, William M. Signed Thackeray letter (ALS) with Notes for Speech at Dinner October 11, 1855 by W.M. Thackeray on Eve of His Departure to America
Philadelphia, PA Private 1896 First Edition Original Boards Very Good No Jacket as Issued Signed by Author
Just Reduced! This is an extraordinarily rare offering. The book itself was rare at the moment that it was printed in 1896. There were only forty copies privately printed. The book is in its original boards which show general aging. The front pastedown of the book has two plates attached. One for the Zamorano Club in Los Angeles California and one ownership plate for a William F. Gable. This book also contains a letter to actor William Macready who was a friend of Thackerays. The occasion of Mr. Thackeray heading for America germinated this literary gathering and dinner. Charles Dickens was the "Chairman" of the meeting. There were sixty places set and exactly sixty people sat down. They were the literary society of England at that time and this publication is important not just literarily but historically. First, The Book: As mentioned above the book is in drab tan and offwhite boards. It is unpaginated and full quarto in size. Every single page has a protective guard that is full size and is heavier than normal tissue guards. They are just a lighter paper stock than the text itself. The book shows external aging with some soiling. The lettering on the spine is still present and readable and the spine shows wear as well. The textblock is very clean and there is no foxing. There is a small fully closed tear to the ffep of about 1 1/2". The presentation case is custom designed and executed for this particular copy of the book. Remember there were only forty copies. The case is made of the highest quality red leather and it is lined with silk moire. There is 23kt gold lettering on the case and the sole detraction of the case is a slight dime-sized depression just over the word "notes" on the front of the case. The case is full clamshell and will protect this fine offering for generations. This book comes with a letter that was personally written and signed by Thackeray. It is in very fine condition and was written in Edinburgh, Scotland. Thackeray had two handwritings over the course of his life. He had a sloping hand which is very well seen in the body of the letter. He also had an "upright" hand which we can see in in his writing of the address. So in this one example we have samples of both of this author's different styles of penmanship. The content of the note is a very courteous decline of an invitation from a friend in Scotland. Basically he says that he is running out of time in that country and otherwise he would find it very pleasurable to accept the invitation. It is a very, very fine example of a hand-penned letter by a great Victorian novelist. I apologize for the length of this description but there was a lot to tell you about. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions regarding this beautiful Antiquarian offering. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 1995.00 USD
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4 Thackeray, William M. Sultan Stork
London George Redway 1867 First Edition Half-Leather Near Fine No Jacket 
From the author of Vanity Fair, Sultan Stork is a wonderful Thackeray collection of twenty three stories, poems, articles, and reviews that had originally been published in magazine form by Ainsworth's Magazine in 1842. This is the 1867 First edition in book form and the volume also contains a bibliographical list arranged in chronological order of the published writings in prose and verse and the sketches and drawings of Thackeray from 1829-1886. The book is fully indexed and it is in beautiful condition. It is bound in half-leather with brown leather over blue marbled boards. The endpapers are also marbled and the top-edge is gilt. There is gilt lettering and fine gilt decoration to the spine which contains six compartments. The front shows some wear to it's outer edge as does the back board. The back board also shows some wear to it's top edge. The binding shows slight shelf wear but it is tight and very solid. The textblock is absolutely clean and shows no foxing. There is a bit of foxing to the outer edge of the book but it is very slight and really does not detract. This is a significant First edition and belongs in the collection of any fan of William Makepeace Thackeray. We are pleased to send pictures on request. 
Price: 195.00 USD
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