Thackeray, William Makepeace. The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., A Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Q. Anne, Written by Himself; With a new introduction by Laura Benét and illustrations by Edward Ardizzone. New York: The Heritage Press, 1956. 
Black cloth spine with green pictorial boards, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, xxi., 441 clean pp., tight. Spine is sunned. Intact slip case, sunned at the edge. Good. Hardcover.
This novel is considered by many, including Thackeray himself, to have been his best work.`