London: Bradbury & Evans, November 1857-October 1859. First edition, early issue, with the reading of “actresses” for “ancestresses,” on p. 207, line 33, and with the errors in Part XII, with chapters XLVII-XLVIII mislabeled “XLVIII-XLIX.” With all the ads and slips called for in Van Duzer, except two: the eight-page Virginians advertiser in Part XXIV, and the twenty-page catalogue in the same issue, with the first advertisement being for “Grace Aguilar’s Works.” This twenty-page catalogue is lacking in most copies. With forty-eight etched plates, and woodcut vignettes in the text, all after drawings by the author. Spines darkened, first and last numbers neatly repaired at spine, old ink signatures on some front covers. Some plates browned along the edges. Overall an attractive copy, in cloth slipcase and chemise. Original yellow pictorial wrappers, somewhat soiled. In twelve monthly parts, octavo. Item #12267
This novel is a continuation of Henry Esmond, exploring the fortunes of Esmond’s family, particularly his twin grandsons, George and Henry Warrington, who spent time in America.
Van Duzer 232; Wolff 6700.