Collection of first editions of his 6 Christmas books. William Makepeace Thackeray.
Collection of first editions of his 6 Christmas books
Collection of first editions of his 6 Christmas books

Collection of first editions of his 6 Christmas books.

London: Chapman & Hall, 1847-1855.

All first editions. 6 vols. 8vo. Uniformly bound in tan calf, gilt-ruled borders, spines gilt, a.e.g., dentelles; a few scratches on one, else fine. Bookplate of Malvern Bryan Clopton in each. Van Duzer. A Thackeray Library, (1971) # 140, 157, 51, 104, 185, 181. Item #308670

Comprising:
Mrs. Perkins’s Ball. London: Chapman & Hall, [1847]. 8vo. Half-title, pictorial, 21 engraved plates including frontispiece hand-colored by the author; a few spots, some marginal soiling. Van Duzer 140.
Our Street. London: Chapman & Hall, 1848. 8vo. Frontispiece, pictorial title, 14 engraved plates all hand-colored, 1-leaf publisher’s advertisement. Van Duzer 157.
Doctor Birch and his Young Friends. London: Chapman & Hall, 1849. 8vo. Frontispiece, pictorial title, letter-press title, 14 engraved plates all hand-colored; scattered spotting, preliminaries and plates reinforced on stubs. Van Duzer 51.
The Kickleburys on the Rhine. London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. 8vo. Half-title, frontispiece, pictorial title, 13 engraved plates all hand-colored; occasional spotting. Van Duzer 104.
Rebecca and Rowena. A Romance upon Romance. London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. 8vo. Half-title, frontispiece, 7 engraved plates all hand-colored, 1-leaf publisher’s advertisement; preliminaries mended at gutter margin, mended tear in lower outer corner of first three leaves. Van Duzer 181.
The Rose and the Ring. London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1855. 8vo. Frontispiece, 7 engraved plates, 48 text woodcuts. Van Duzer 185.

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