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Works - THACKERAY William Makepeace - 1901. 
1901 - THACKERAY, William Makepeace. The Works. London and Philadelphia: Smith, Elder and J.B. Lippincott, 1901. Twenty-six volumes. Octavo, contemporary full polished green calf gilt, raised bands, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, brown morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut and partially unopened. $4500.Limited edition, an unnumbered set of only 1000 sets produced for sale in America, wonderfully illustrated with over 400 plates and numerous in-text illustrations. Handsomely bound by Zaehnsdorf.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). With numerous illustrations by Thackeray and others. Includes the major novels, as well as the shorter works, tales and sketches. Interiors fine. Very light rubbing to extremities; spines evenly toned. A fine set, handsomely bound. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Bauman Rare Books]
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