1805 The Adventures of Roderick Random
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Illustrated, Leather Binding
Complete in two volumes.
Volume I illustrated with one plate, Volume II illustrated with six plates.
A brilliant picaresque novel by Tobias Smollett, set in the 1730s and 1740s, following a young man who is shunned by his father's family. The novel follows Roderick Random on his search for fortune and love.
'The Adventures of Roderick Random' was partly based on Smollett's experience in the British Navy. The protagonist, Roderick, travels around to France, South America, Bath, and the West Indies, the text being imbued with Smollett's own travel notes, with rich and vivid descriptions of the places Random travels to.
Collated, bound without five plates.
With illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson, a popular Georgian caricaturist.
Rebound in a full calf binding. Externally, smart. Only a few faint marks to the boards and spines. Spines are lightly faded. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and clean with the occasional spot. Neat repairs to a few pages. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title pages.
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