Title: Vanity Fair: a Novel Without a Hero
Publisher: Punch Office (Bradbury & Evans), London
Publication Date: 1847
Book Condition: VG+
Edition: 1st Edition.
Yellow paper wraps serialized in 20 parts (19 & 20 bound together as a double number). The true first state of first edition although the ads are in various states of the first edition. Housed in a burgundy cloth four fold wrapper and then housed in burgundy morocco pull off case by Riviere. Gilt titles to spine. 621pp This was Thackeray's first novel to be published under his own name. Each part is illustrated by engravings (39 total) by Thackeray himself, including the suppressed illustration in the 11th part titled "Marquis of Steyne" not present in subsequent editions. One of the highlights of English literature, it is rare to find it in such nice condition in the original parts. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 20105
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