THACKERAY, William Makepeace (author). Lewis BAUMER (illustrator). Vanity Fair. London, Hodder & Stoughton. .
4to. Original grey printed cloth, with onlaid oval pictorial vignette to upper cover, spine lettered gilt, pictorial endpapers; pp. [xviii] + 483; with 20 fine mounted coloured plates behind tissue-guards in Edwardian style; externally near fine with small bruising to spine ends, small knocks to top forecorners of both boards, a minor wrinkle to cloth at bottom edge of upper cover, and light speckling to edges of book block, internally remarkably fresh with all plates fine and just light foxing to final couple of leaves.
First edition illustrated by this artist and one of the few attractive interpretations of this classic of nineteenth-century prose.