THACKERAY W(illiam) M(akepeace) Denis Duval
Smith, Elder & Co 1867
original cloth, spine bumped and chipped, corners rubbed, splash-marks to lower cover, lower joint re-hinged, good. the old town of Rye in 1763-1779, with its motley population of smugglers and refugees, old sea captains and Catholic gentry; from the libraries of Samuel M Hussey with his armorial bookplate front pastedown and Phyllis Davies with her bookplate front free endpaper; Van Duzer 48; WMT's last work, left unfinished at his death and upon the proof of which he worked the night before his death. The last words he revised were: "and my heart throbbed with exquisite bliss."; originally serialised, with illustrations, in Cornhill Magazine from March to June 1864; first edition; 275 pages;