The Kickleburys on the Rhine [and] Rebecca and Rowena, A Romance upon Marriage. With illustrations by Richard Doyle
London: Smith, Elder / Chapman & Hall, 1850. Two First editions, bound together in a contemporary full leather binding. All edges gilt. Both by Titmarsh, a pseudonym for Thackeray. The 15 full page illustrations to the Kicklebury's are unsigned, the 8 plates in Rebecca & Rowena are attributed to Richard Doyle. These were two of the 'Christmas books' written by Thackeray. Clean full leather binding. A touch of rubbing. Spine is somewhat dulled. Internally clean, binding is firm but slightly shaken. 88, viii, 102 pages. 185 by 140mm (7¼ by 5½ inches).