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“HIS WIT IS BRIGHT, HIS HUMOUR ATTRACTIVE”: HANDSOME THACKERAY SET

THACKERAY, William Makepeace. The Works. London: Smith, Elder and Co., and Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1901. Twenty-six volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter red morocco, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, top edges gilt, uncut. $4500.

Illustrated edition, with illustrations by Charles E. Brock, handsomely bound by Root & Son.

With the success and popularity of Vanity Fair Thackeray’s “position as one of the first of English novelists was generally recognised” (DNB). Charlotte Bronte was one of the first of Thackeray’s contemporaries to recognize his talents: “I see in him an intellect profounder and more unique than his contemporaries have recognized… No commentator on his writings has yet found the comparison that suits him… They say he is like Fielding; they talk of his wit, humour, comic powers… His wit is bright, his humour attractive” (Allibone, 2380). Edited by Walter Jerrold, with illustrations by Charles E. Brock. Includes the major novels, as well as the shorter works, tales and sketches.

A handsome set in fine condition.

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