Item #010632 The Virginians, A Tale of the Last Century (First Edition - Signed Riviere Binding). William Makepeace Thackeray.

The Virginians, A Tale of the Last Century (First Edition - Signed Riviere Binding)

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1858. 1st Edition. Full-Leather. Near Fine/Fine. Item #010632

Two Volumes, 8vo., (viii)382pp, (viii)376pp. Beautiful First Edition, First Printing in book form, originally published in 24 monthly parts. All First Issue Points present. Bound in full contemporary red morocco by Riviere & Son with their mark on the verso of each front end-paper. Raised bands on spine. Gilt ruled compartments with humorous figures in gilt of the author in four compartments. Titles in gilt in the other two. Boards with double gilt-ruled borders. Gilt dentelles to turn-ins. t.e.g. Marbled end-papers. Second illustrated title page in each volume. Dozens of full-page and in-text illustrations including frontispieces. Each volume is square, tight and clean throughout with no foxing and mild toning to page edges. Spine and board edges lightly age-toning with fresh and bright gilt. Volume 1 has a tiny nick to the crown and a mild rub to the top front tip. Small piece out of the bottom of the plate opposite p.330 though not affecting image in any way. Tiny water-stain to the fore-edge to the last couple of leaves in volume 2 and its front hinge was professionally, and transparently, reinforced. Bookplate on the front paste-down of each volume of Alfred & G. Ivy Clark. Alfred Clark was an American born, British naturalized citizen and pioneer in the Music and Moving Picture recording industries. Notably, working as a director and cameraman in Thomas Edison's first studio where he made several innovations in the development of the media. A simply gorgeous collectable set.

Price: $750.00