DescriptionWilliam Makepeace Thackeray. The Virginians. London: Bradbury and Evans, London, 1858. First edition, in the original twenty-four monthly parts. Plates and text with occasional very light foxing or browning, otherwise a very attractive fresh and clean set. Clamshell case.
William Makepeace Thackeray. The Virginians. London: Bradbury and Evans, London, 1858.
First edition, in the original twenty-four monthly parts. Octavo. vii, 382, ; vii, 376 pp. Two engraved vignette titles and forty-six engraved plates by the author. Original yellow printed wrappers. Plates and text with occasional very light foxing or browning, but otherwise a very atttractive, fresh, and clean set. Clamshell case.
'I heard,' observed Thackeray to Douglas Jerrold, 'that you have said "The Virginians" is the worst novel that I ever wrote.' 'You are wrong,' replied Jerrold; 'I said, "It is the worst novel anbody ever wrote."; 'And yet,' remarked Mr. Curtis, 'the work has taken its rightful place among the masterpieces of the English language'" (Van Duzer, quoting Dickson, 141). Van Duzer 232.
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