A COLLECTION OF LETTERS OF W.M. Thackeray 1847-1855. With Portraits and Reproductions of Letters and Drawings. Second Edition.
London: Smith, Elder, 1887. Second UK printing, same year as the first. Quarto, original brown bevel edge cloth, brownish endpapers. , (x), (190), [4, ads] pp. Frontispiece portrait with tissue guard laid in, numerous other plates inserted, illustrations in text. All plates present. Light marks to rear cover; spine lightly darkened with nicks to spine tips, short tears to joints at top neatly repaired; bookplate to front pastedown; some foxing in text; hairline crack to front inner hinge but firm; in all a VG copy, tight in the binding. "The letters contained in this volume are in the course of publication in Scribner's Magazine, and the book is printed from the stereotype plates of a volume about to be published in New York" - publisher's preface. According to Van Duzer 32, the book was first published simultaneously in New York and London in 1887. 1.5 kg