1793 Amelia In Three Volumes
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Scarce
First edition thus. The Scarce Cook's Pocket edition. Featuring the original six beautifully engraved plates. In three volumes. Fielding began writing Amelia in the autumn of 1749. He turned to his own life for inspiration, and the main character, Amelia, was possibly modelled on Fielding's first wife, Charlotte, who died in November 1744. Likewise, the hero, Captain Booth, was partly modelled after Fielding himself. It contains many allusions to classical literature and focuses on the theme of marriage and feminine intelligence.
Rebacked in calf bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Externally, light rubbing, and wear to extremities. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound, and bright. Generally clean, with the odd spot and handling mark.
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