22 of 24 volumes. Volumes XXI and XXII missing. 1st Collected Edition. Handsome 19th century 3/4 black leather bindings by William Basil Worsfold Bookbinders. Superb Firm Clean volumes ! All volumes in uniform elegant Black morocco leather (5 ribbed) spine and board tips. Leather has gold decor and double-lined gold borders. Boards light blue cloth, page ends gold gilt, endpapers blue marbled. Volumes I to XX printed 1869 contain the major works. Volumes XXIII + XXIV printed 1886, consist chiefly of contributions to magazines, written when Thackeray was between 26 and 35, which Thackeray was reluctant to have reprinted in 1869, but were no longer protected by copyright in 1886. It is believed that these 2 volumes contain all of Thackeray's early writing which is not of an ephemeral or slight nature. Typeface is big and readable. Paper is free of any age-spotting or other defects.
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