The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray Vols. I-14

THACKERAY, William Makepeace

Regular price $750.00 Sale

The works of the prolific Victorian author include: Vanity Fair; Pendennis; The Newcomes; Henry Esmond; Paris and Irish Sketch Books; Book of Snobs; Christmas Books; Burlesques; The Fitzboodle Papers; The Fatal Boots; Men's Wives; The Virginians; Adventures of Philip; Catherine Lovel; The Widower; Barry Lyndon; essays, reviews, contributions to Punch magazine; etc. Bound by the Riviere Company, founded in Bath in 1829. Thackeray's satire was always sharp, particularly in his masterpiece, Vanity Fair, a broad portrayal of all English society. The author rapidly became a celebrity, sought after by the very aristocracy he satirised. He was hailed as the equal of Dickens but the world of Thackeray is more realistic and less sentimental. Lots of good reading here, in truly magnificent bindings.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1900-1905
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good +
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    New Century Library. 7 vols.: [6], 784, vii, 913; vii, 928, vii, 556; [7], 312, vi, 7-352, 171, ix, xvi, 7-177, 230, 182; x, [1], 559, [4], vii-ix, [2], 598; [8], 928, [8], 744; [6], 3-618, [13], 3-310, [6], 341; viii, 616, viii, 639 p. 16 cm. Bound by Rivière in full tan calf leather. Spines decorated in gold with raised bands and burgundy and brown labels. Boards and fore-edges ruled in gold. Gold-tooled inner dentelles. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. A little light staining to boards. Slight chip to spine head of vols. 5-6. Bindings stamped by Riviere and Son. Also a small stamp for Wm. Tyrrell Co., Toronto in each volume. Still a gorgeous set.

Share the book love

Have a Question about this item?