1808 The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams
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Complete in two volumes. 'Joseph Andrews' is the story of a good-natured footman and his adventures on his way home from London with his friend and mentor, the parson Abraham Adams, an absent minded man. This novel is among the first in the English language, and is often defined as a comic epic poem in prose. Written by Henry Fielding, the English novelist, well known for his humorous and satirical work. He was also one of those ho founded London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpapers, 'Clara ...'. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title pages, 'William Kilner, Oct 3rd 1832'.
In a full calf binding, rebacked with the original boards restored. Externally, generally smart. Rubbing and marks to the boards and spines. Minor bumping to the extremities. Prior owner's ink inscription to the front pastedowns and to the recto to the front endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with spots. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title pages.
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