1855 · London
by Thackeray, W[illiam] M[akepeace]
London: Bradbury & Evans, 1855. First edition thus, 8vo, pp. 75, Van Duzer 227; bound with: Thackeray, The Book of Snobs, London: Bradbury & Evans, 1855, pp. iv, 169, , Van Duzer 15; bound with: Thackeray, The Fatal Boots, and Cox's Diary, London: Bradbury & Evans, 1855, pp. 100, Van Duzer 67; bound with: Thackeray, W.M., Novels by Eminent Hands, and Character Sketches, London: Bradbury & Evans, 1856, pp. 112, Van Duzer 155. Together in contemporary half blue morocco over marbled boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, marbled endpapers; some light shelf wear, contemporary engraved bookplate on front pastedown; very good. The first appearances of a handfull of Thackeray "Miscellanies" in separate book form (with the exception of Book of Snobs (London, 1848) and Novels by Eminent Hands (New York, 1853); all originally appeared in serial form in various journals, including "Comic Tales and Miscellanies"; "Punch"; and Cruikshank's "Comic Almanac"
(Inventory #: 42573)