The Works of Thackeray, Kensington Edition [28 of 32 volumes]

By: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Price: $300.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very good


Octavo (22.5 cm). Limited edition, printed on Enfield paper, #64 of 250. Dark gray boards with half-leather, gilt spine titling, author's initials stamped on both boards. Top edge gilt. Frontispieces with captioned tissue guards and numerous plates and in-text illustrations by the author throughout. Bookplate of Thomas Jefferson Murray on inside front of each volume. Missing volumes: 21, 22, 26, 30. Varying degrees of fading, chipping, rubbing and edge wear, from very good to good condition. A few volumes are spine-cocked. Volume 8 shows dampstaining to bottom edge of pages. No jackets, as issued. Will require extra shipping. "The design of the Kensington Edition is to present the works of Thackeray as it may be assumed the lovers of Thackeray prefer to see them: with the utmost care for correctness of text and convenience of arrangement, but without useless or impertinent editorial machinery; in a form that permits clearness and beauty of type without cumbrousness in the volumes, and that preserves the individual characteristics which older readers associate with the original editions. All of Thackeray's illustrations are retained, and are reproduced from first impressions, both for clearness and to avoid the tampering of engravers with later plates, evident in many even of the earlier sets. Doyle's, Du Maurier's and Fred Walker's drawings have also been included, with the same care." (Edition note in Volume 1) "Thackeray remains a central figure in the history of Victorian realism, and his sceptical, ironic but compassionate vision of human conduct in a society dominated by the power of money and class gives his best work the authority of major art." (Ousby. Cambridge Guide to Literature in English, 982.) Will require extra postage.

Title: The Works of Thackeray, Kensington Edition [28 of 32 volumes]

Author Name: Thackeray, William Makepeace

Categories: Literature,

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner: 1903 - 1904

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Seller ID: 28576