1762 The Works Of Henry Fielding
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Leather Binding, Scarce
Includes an essay on the life and genius of Henry Fielding by Arthur Murphy. Some of Fielding's works included are: 'The Grubstreet Opera', 'Eurydice', 'Don Quixote in England', 'The Universal Gallant' and many more. The fifth and sixth volumes contains Fielding's comic novel, 'The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling'. This work is dedicated to George Lyttleton a patron of both Fielding and Alexander Pope. The final two volumes include Fielding's work 'Amelia' and is followed by the journal of a voyage to Lisbon, an essay on conversation and an enquiry into the causes of the late increase of robbers. Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel 'Tom Jones'. He is also known for founding what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners.
In a calf binding. Externally, sound with light rubbing and and marks to boards. Corners and head and tail of spine are bumped. Previous owners bookplate to front pastedown of volume IV. Front board of volume I, II, IV, VI is detached and rear boards of those volumes are tender. Joints are starting but firm. Internally, binding tender in places with cockling and worming in places. Light foxing to pages throughout.
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