15 MAY 1886, Page 23

Vanity Pair : a Novel without a Hero. By W.

M. Thackeray. Vol. L (Smith, Elder, and Co.)—This is a perfect and marvellously cheap edition of Thackeray's great novel, light to hold, exquisitely clear in type to all but the most exacting eyes, and with an admirable portrait of Thackeray prefixed to it. The second and concluding volume will be-published on May 26th.