Publisher: [London:] Cornhill Magazine, 1861-1862.
Edition: First appearance in print.
Bibliographical References: Noted under Van Duzer 2; NCBEL III, 858.
Condition: Edges and boards moderately rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 26650
Description8vo, the complete novel as it appeared in Cornhill Magazine, extracted from the original 20 monthly serials and bound together in one volume, contemporary green half calf, marbled paper boards, red leather label, gilt decorations and lettering. 20 plates and 42 vignettes after drawings by Frederick Walker and W. M. Thackeray.
Comments¶ Thackeray’s last novel - a sequel to his slightly earlier A Shabby Genteel Story (1852) - about the career and life of Philip Firmin, a young journalist who learns through many difficulties about life’s hardships. In The Adventures of Philip, Thackeray reintroduces a few characters from his previous works, including the Pendennises and J. J. Ridley from The Newcomes. The illustrations in this Cornhill issue, including a couple of which were by Thackeray (see Van Duzer), were not printed in the book issue.