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The History of Henry Esmond by William Makepeace Thackeray

The History of Henry Esmond by William Makepeace Thackeray

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Immerse yourself in the engaging narrative of The History of Henry Esmond, an engrossing novel penned by renowned British author William Makepeace Thackeray. Published by the Limited Editions Club, this luxurious edition is one of just 1500 copies, making it a unique and highly sought-after collector's item.

Dressed in a captivating salmon-pink textured cloth cover, the book features a distinctive black and gilt title label on the spine, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to any bookshelf. Inside, Thackeray's mesmerizing words are brought to life through vibrant illustrations, hand-coloured in the studio of acclaimed artist Walter Fischer. Each of these splendid artworks breathes vivid colour and dynamism into the compelling tale of Henry Esmond's life in 18th-century England.

Adding to the book's collectability, each copy comes signed by the illustrator, a token of authenticity and exclusivity. This exquisite edition of The History of Henry Esmond represents a valuable addition to the libraries of Thackeray enthusiasts, literature lovers, and collectors of fine books alike.

Step into the world of Thackeray's Henry Esmond with this limited edition masterpiece - a captivating blend of fine literature and artistic craftsmanship. This is not just a book; it's a piece of literary art. Order your copy today and own a piece of history.


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  • Title: The History of Henry Esmond
  • Author: William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Publisher: Limited Editions Club
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Total Copies in Circulation: 1,500 copies
  • Cover Color: Salmon-Pink
  • Cover Material: Textured Cloth
  • Spine: Black and gilt title label
  • Illustrator: Walter Fischer
  • Illustrations: Vibrant hand-colored illustrations
  • Artwork Studio: Studio of Walter Fischer
  • Illustrator's Signature: Signed

This limited edition masterpiece offers an exclusive reading experience with its captivating narrative, exquisite illustrations, and meticulous craftsmanship. Own a valuable piece of literary art with The History of Henry Esmond.

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