Title: Vanity Fair, a Novel Without A Hero, 1848. First edition, first issue.
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
Publisher: Bradbury and Evans, London
Thackeray's wonderful classic, Vanity Fair, being the first edition, and first issue in volume form.
With the title page with the Rustic style lettering, to the woodcut of Lord Steyne on page 336 that has since been omitted in later issues, and even the original printing of Mr. Pitt instead of Sir Pitt on page 453, this contains every pointer respective for a true first edition.
One volume in 8vo, 624 pages
There are 38 plates, as well as the decorated front piece, and numerous smaller woodcuts, all beautifully illustrated.
On note of condition, this volume is good shape, being in a sturdy half leather binding, with some wear noted on the covers along with minor rubbing to the spine.
Throughout the volume, there are signs of foxing and staining present, though many pages are completely clean as well.