By F. Homes Dudden
Oxford   Clarendon Press
8.5" by 5.5" xii, 582; [7], 584-1183, [1pp]
A finely bound example of this insightful and detail biography on Henry Fielding, an uncommon first edition.
By F. Homes Dudden

1952 Henry Fielding, His Life, Works, and Times

Oxford   Clarendon Press
8.5" by 5.5" xii, 582; [7], 584-1183, [1pp]
A finely bound example of this insightful and detail biography on Henry Fielding, an uncommon first edition.
£295.00
: 4kgs / : 912P43

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Fine Binding, First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Uncommon

The first edition of this uncommon work.

Complete in two volumes.

An insightful biography on the life and work of Henry Fielding.

Illustrated with a frontispiece to Volume I.

Fielding was a popular English novelist of the eighteenth century, one of the founders of the traditional English novel alongside Samuel Richardson. Though important in the literary world Fielding is also noted in the history of law enforcement, as he founded the Bow Street Runners, the first full-time police force in London.

'Tom Jones' is probably Fielding's best known work, a comical picaresque Bildungsroman originally published in 1749.

Written by Frederick Homes Dudden.

From the library of W. A. Foyle at Beeleigh Abbey, with his morocco bookplate to the front paste down. William Foyle was the co-founder of Foyles bookshop, founding the leading bookshop in 1903 alongside his brother. He purchased Beeleigh Abbey during the Second World War, an impressive twelfth century monastery in Essex, which became home to his library, one the largest private libraries in England.

Condition

In a full morocco binding. Externally, smart. Spines are faded. Very light bumping to the extremities. Only a couple of very light marks to the boards. Bookplate to the front paste downs. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Fine

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