The History of Pendennis. His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy. Vols. I & II
THACKERAY, W. M.
Originally issued in 23 monthly parts, nos. 23 & 24 being a double number, from November 1848 to December 1850. Publication was suspended for a few months in 1849 due to Thackeray's serious illness, which is why he dedicates the second volume to his doctor. Former owner was another satirist, Canadian author Robertson Davies. Wolff 6693.
Publisher: Bradbury & Evans
Edition: First edition in book form
Date Published: 1849-50
Place Published: London
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols.: viii, 384; xii, 372 p. 22 cm. Illustrations on steel and wood by the author. Engraved vignette titles in both volumes. 46 plates and numerous in-text illustrations. Half leather with marbled boards, text block edges and endpapers. Gilt impressing on spines and burgundy and green spine lables. Moderate wear to extremities, some light rubbing to boards. Bookplates for former owner, Canadian author Robertson Davies. A little offsetting from plates.