• William Makepeace Thackeray Roundabout Papers U.S. First Edition 1863


    William Makepeace Thackeray Roundabout Papers is for sale. This edition of Roundabout Papers is the US first edition published by Harper & Brothers New York in 1863. This is a rare and collectable William Makepeace Thackeray first edition book.


    The Roundabout Papers has its original binding that are now faded with areas that show what the purple boards would have looked like over 150 years ago.  The spine with the gilt lettering is now faded and the gilt is barely legible, with knocks to the top and bottom of the spine. visible and it is rare to find this US first edition book with its original binding. A Very Good + original binding for a book of this age.


    There are 292 numbered pages with a Harper & Brothers’ 8-page catalogue to the end of the book. The Roundabout Papers has been superbly illustrated throughout by the Cornhill Magazine illustrators of the day. The pages are in overall Very Good + condition being exceptionally clean with only light age toning and a name in pencil to one of the blank preliminary pages.

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