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Thackeray, William Makepeace
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY. Bound in fine leather. First Collected Edition. Printed in 1869.
London: Smith, Elder & Company, 1869. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY!With Illustrations by the Author. Complete in 24 volumes.Printed in 1869.This is the FIRST COLLECTED EDITION of Thackeray's Works.Complete in 22 volumes + the 2 additional volumes added in 1886.Complete in 24 volumes, total.Bound and signed by the prestigious MACLEHOSE GLASGOW BINDERY. MacLehose, it proved, was none other than James MacLehose (1811-1885), the well-known Glasgow publisher and bookseller who, according to the ODNB, had opened a fine bindery alongside his other business concerns in 1862. An 1892 article in The British Bookmaker provides some insight into the nature of his workshop:"[N]o ordinary trade work is done. All the books bound here are either the firm's own work, or the work of private customers . . . Levant, morocco, and a special calf are the principal styles, hand finished and single lettered, and though many of the books are elaborately bound with special designs, a large share are in the severely plain style which finds favour particularly in Scotland".A gorgeous set.Each book will be individually wrapped and well protected for shipping.The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray. Bound in fine calf leather. High quality bindings. Raised hubs on spine. Marbled boards and end-papers. 8.5 inches tall.These are large books. Complete 24 volume set. Smith, Elder & Co., London. Printed in 1869. With an additional final 2-volumes, issued in 1886, are present and uniformly bound. The FIRST EDITION of Thackeray's collected works. Illustrated by Thackeray.Very Good … [Click Below for Full Description]
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