1883: The Virginians, by William Makepeace Thackeray, volume V of 12 volumes of The Works


The Virginians is a classic work of literature by William Makepeace Thackeray, published as the fifth volume in a collection of 12 volumes known as The Works. The novel follows the lives of two brothers, George and Henry Warrington, who are born and raised in Virginia during the 18th century. The story explores their experiences during the American Revolution, as well as their relationships with family members, friends, and romantic interests. Thackeray’s writing style is characterized by his use of satire and wit, as well as his commentary on social class and morality.

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The Works of William Makepeace Thackeray in 12 volumes, volume V, The Virginians, published by Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1883. 770 pages.

Green hardcover volume, with gilt lettering on spine. Slight sights on wear around edges, fold of spine and corners. Book has a slight forward tilt. Inside cover has a floral paper application added at a later date.
Book is owner inscribed, reading “Frank Barber, 22 Nov 1884”. No other writing or markings in the book. Foxing and discoloration on page edges. Very slight fading to pages, with occasional foxing.
Book is in very good condition for its age.

Weight .8 kg
Dimensions 21 × 14 × 6 cm

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