THACKERAY, William Makepeace. Vanity Fair. (FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE IN A COSWAY STYLE BINDING - 1890)
AUTHOR: THACKERAY, William Makepeace
TITLE: Vanity Fair.
PUBLISHER: London: Bradbury and Evans, 1890.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION FIRST ISSUE IN A COSWAY STYLE BINDING. 1 volume, 8-1/4" x 5-1/2", illustrated with engraved frontispiece, engraved title-page, 38 engraved plates, and numerous engravings on steel and wood illustrating the text, all executed by the author, first issue including the suppressed woodcut of the "Marquis of Steyne" on page 336, the heading on page 1 in rustic, and "Mr. Pitt" for "Sir Pitt" on page 453. Bound in full teal morocco, raised bands, 52 gilt decorated red floral moroco onlys to covers and spine panels, elaborate floral gilt decorated covers and spine, small expert repair to lower front hinge, gilt dentelles, gilt decorated red morocco doublures, red silk moire endpapers, front doublure with a fine portrait under glass on ivory of Thackery, all edges gilt, by Sangorski & Sutcliffe.