Item #281 A Course of Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature. Thackeray’s copy, Augustus William Schlegel.
A Course of Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature.

A Course of Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature.

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1846. William Makepeace Thackeray’s copy with his blindstamped monogram to the title page. Later this was the property of Charles Francis Adams (junior or senior is unclear, being either the son or grandson of John Quincy Adams), with his bookplate on the front pastedown.

8vo. vii, 536pp.
Fair only in nineteenth century brown half calf, with front board detached, leather dry and flaking, spine strip almost detached, rebound likely for Adams, the lettering on the spine reads “From Thackeray’s Library”, in a very good clamshell box with gilt-lettered spine. In a near-contemporary hand someone has neatly written in ink around Thackeray’s stamp on the title page: “The crest and monogram of William Makepeace Thackeray. This having been one of his books.”. Item #281

Price: $300.00