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[William Makepeace Thackeray.]
Mrs Perkins's Ball.

Mrs. Perkins's Ball was published as one of many Christmas novels; it was Thackeray's first attempt in the genre. It is a humorous look at a 'staple' Victorian event in any calendar for the well-to-do.

[London] : Chapman and Hall, n.d. [1847]
[London] : Chapman and Hall, n.d. [1847]

46p. 21 leaves of plates; missing advertisement leaf. (22cm) 8vo. 3rd ed. Full calf with three fillets in blind to boards, title embossed in gilt to spine, decorative head and tailpieces in gilt to spine, gilt fore-edges. Some plates are a little grubby. Bookplate of "R.C. Brook" to front - paste down. M. A. Titmarsh is a pseudonym of William Makepeace Thackeray. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. Mr. Frederick Minchin. 2. Title page. 3. The Mulligan and M.A. Titchmarsh. 4. The Mulligan and Miss Fanny Perkins. 5. The Ball-Room Door. 6. Lady Bacon, The Miss Bacons, and Mr. Flam. 7. Mr. Larkins. 8. Miss Bunion. 9. Mr. Hicks. 10. Miss Meggot. 11. Miss Ranville, Rev. Mr. Toop, Miss Mullins, and Mr. Winter. 12. Miss Joy, Mr. and Mrs. Joy, Mr. Botter. 13. Mr. Ranville Ranville and Jack Hubbard. 14. Mrs. Trotter, Miss Trotter, Miss Toady, Lord Methuselah. 15. Mr. Beaumoris, Mr. Grig, Mr. Flynders. 16. Cavalier Seul. 17. M. Canaillard, Lieutenant Baron de Bobwitz. 18. The Boudoir, Mr. Smith, Mr. Brown, Miss Bustleton. 19. Grand Polka (folding plate). 20. George Grundsell. 21. Miss Martin and Young Ward. 22. The Mulligan and Mr. Perkins.