Lot 428: Author: Thackeray, W. M. Title: The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond. Place Published: London. Publisher: Bradbury and Evans. Date Published: 1849. Description: (xii), 189, (2 ad) pp. Frontispiece, additional engraved title, and 8 plates by Thackeray. (8vo) later full dark green morocco, spine gilt, all edges gilt. Original wrappers bound in at rear. First English Edition. First English edition, preceded by the New York 1848 edition. Originally issued in glazed boards (though Slater's copy was in original pictorial cloth gilt), this was the second book, after Vanity Fair, in which Thackeray's name appeared. In the preface, he warns his readers against going on speculation to California. Johnson 17. Melville 811. Sterling 965. Not in Tinker. See Van Duzer 87. Spine faded, light wear; very good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 563: Fine Literature with the Wayne Martin Collection of Jack London
Thursday, 25th June 2015
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