London: George Allen, 1896. T. H. Robinson. Illustrated Edition by T.H. Robinson. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Small 8vo (7 3/4" x 5 1/2"), decorative publisher's gilt-stamped green cloth, profusely illustrated with B&W reproductions of engravings by Thomas Heath Robinson, xxxv, [xxxvi] + 513 deckled pages. Near Fine. Item #2785
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811 – 1863) was a famed British novelist and author. He is known for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair, a panoramic portrait of English society.
Thackeray's later works include Pendennis, which depicts the coming of age of Arthur Pendennis, an alter ego of Thackeray. He also serves as the narrator of two later novels, The Newcomes, and The Adventures of Philip.
Notable among his later novels is THE HISTORY OF HENRY ESMOND, in which Thackeray emulated novels in the style of the eighteenth century. The author used comparable settings for Barry Lyndon, Catherine, and a squel to Esmond entitled The Virginians, which is set in North America and includes George Washington as a character.--Wikopedia adapted
An handsome and tight copy in handy format that is loaded with appealing illustrations by Thomas Health Robinson (1869-1950). Robinson is widely appreciated as an illustrator of Alice in Wonderland, Shakespeare, Greek fairy tales, and The Golden Legend. Some light foxing on the frontispiece and title page that the tissue guard failed to curtail, else most pages are clean and bright.