London: Bradbury & Evans, 1848.
First edition. xvi, 624p. Illustrated by the author with text drawings and 40 engraved plates. Bound by Bayntun for Asprey in Cosway style with portrait of Thackeray mounted under beveled glass on upper cover, The binding in full bright deep red crushed morocco, a.e.g., the spine with gilt titles and floral panel ornaments, the covers with a series of ruled frames including ribbon devices and geometric squares festooned within with gilt ribbons and bows, the portrait with fancy gilt frame, dentelles with similar frames and red watered silk doblures and flyleaves. Contents about pristing, binding very fine. Item #21124