Item #6975.2 The NEWCOMES. Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family. Arthur Pendennis, Esq. -, William Makepeace. 1811 - 1863 pseud of Thackeray.

The NEWCOMES. Memoirs of a Most Respectable Family

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1854 / 1855. First book edition [Wolff 6696a; Sultan Stork p 246; NCBEL Vol 3, p 858]. Two volumes. viii, 380 pp; viii, 375, [1, blank] pp. Illustrations on steel and wood by Richard Doyle. 22 plates per volume, plus a frontispiece and title vignette; additional intratextual illustrations throughout. 8vo. 9" x 5-3/4". Original publisher's blue-green cloth blocked in blind, with gilt lettering stamped to spines and yellow endpapers printed in black. Spines moderately sunned; light general wear to extremities, with notable bumping to upper corner of Vol II front board; foxing to beginning and end leaves, and occasionally throughout; occasional faint offsetting from plates. Vol I spine slightly cocked and rear hinge nearly split, though mull is intact and binding is still secure; Vol II lacking the front tissue guard. A solid VG set. Item #6975.2

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