The Virginians, a Tale of the last Century.
Thackeray, William Makepeace.

London: Bradbury & Evans, November 1857-October 18 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 i 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, (Item ID: 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.

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