The History of Henry Esmond Esq by William Makepeace Thackeray
Rarely seen copy of this title. Orphaned in the England of the later Stuarts, Henry Esmond is raised by his aristocratic, Jacobite relatives the Castlewoods. As a young man he falls in love with both Lady Castlewood and Beatrix, her beautiful, headstrong daughter, and is inspired to join the ultimately unsuccessful campaign to reinstate James Stuart to the throne. The book is written in the form of memoirs of Henry Esmond who was an settler of Virginia in the early 1700's.
- 2 volumes bound in one book;
- Publisher The Blackfriars Publishing Co. Ltd., London; Undated ca.1895
- Printed by The Colonial Press, Boston USA
- Burgundy Cloth Hardback with Gilt Page Tops, xiii,,Volume I, Books I & II; 415pp, Volume II Book III 210pp pp
- With 9 b/w illustrations
- Size 190 x 130mm, 850g
Condition: Very Good – Slight Rubbing To Edges, No Inscriptions, Very Good Copy
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