BALLADS by THACKERAY, W. M.

BALLADS

Edition: First separate edition

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1855 [1856]. Second state of the front cover (first state very rare). 12mo, original yellow pictorial paper covers printed in black. viii, 159 pp. Front cover dated 1856 at bottom margin. Most of backstrip perished, with consequent looseness of the signatures; covers lightly soiled, a bit age darkened and dusty, with chips and creases to outer corners; page edges dusty; text has scattered light foxing, some creases to outer corners, and a few margin chips (no text affected) from careless opening; in all a good copy of a fragile edition. Rear cover has an ad for Thackeray's Collected Works, to be issued in four volumes. The first volume, cloth bound, was MISCELLANIES. The four works contained in that vol ume were also available in paper covers, and this edition is one of those. Ads for 6 Thackeray books to verso of first leaf. Van Duzer p. 24, his copy like this one, with 1855 title page date, 1856 cover date. Van Duzer notes that only "a very few" copies are known with an 1855 cover date. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping rate will be reduced.

Book ID: 15296
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