London: Printed for The Heritage Press at the University Press Cambridge, N. d. [c.1954]. T. H. Robinson. The Centenary Ediiton / First Printing. Decorated & gilt-stamped cloth. Royal 8vo (9 1/4" x 6 1/4"), decorative publisher's pictorial cloth with gilt title and simulated black label on spine and cartoon sketches of Thackeray's characters on covers by Edward Ardizzone, who has illustrated the frontispiece and included 59 B&W reproductions of engravings, Introduction by Angela Thirkell, xxii + 761 pages. Slipcase: black paper over cardboard. Weight: 3 lbs. Very Fine / Slipcase: Fine. Item #6443
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. Arthur Pendennis also serves as the narrator of two later novels, THE NEWCOMES, and The Adventures of Philip.
Edward Ardizzone, CBE RA (1900 – 1979), was an English painter, print-maker and war artist, and the author and illustrator of books, many of them for children.
A handsome, clean, and tight copy that is filled with appealing illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. All pages are clean, bright, and without foxing. No previous ownership marks.