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The Works of Henry Fielding Esq Comprising his Novels, Plays, Poems and Miscellaneous Writings

Complete and Unabridged

Thirteen of the Complete Sixteen Volumes

By Henry Fielding

1903 - London - William Heinemann

8.5" by 5.5"; 394pp; 343pp; 320pp; 341pp; 298pp; 322pp; 350pp; 308pp; 346pp; 288pp; 331pp; 366pp; 322pp. 

 
 

 

 

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A collection of the works of Henry Fielding.

Thirteen of the complete sixteen volumes.

The set consists of volumes I, II, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV, XV and XVI and is missing volumes III, IV and V.

Volume I contains The History and Adventures of Joseph Andrews and his Friend Mr Abraham Adams, volume II contains The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild and A Journey from This World to the Next, &c, volume VI contains Amelia in Two Volumes Vol. One, volume VII contains Amelia in Two Volumes Vol. Two, volume VIII contains Plays and Poems in Five Volumes Vol. One, volume IX contains Plays and Poems in Five Volumes Vol. Two, volume X contains Plays and Poems in Five Volumes Vol. Three, volume XI contains Plays and Poems in Five Volumes Vol. Four, volume XII contains Plays and Poems in Five Volumes Vol. Five, volume XIII contains Legal Writings, volume XIV contains Miscellaneous Writings in Three Volmes Vol. One, volume XV contains Miscellaneous Writings in Three Volmes Vol. Two and volume XVI contains Miscellaneous Writings in Three Volmes Vol. Three.

Illustrated with Reproductios of Rare Contemporary Drawings and Portraits.

With an Essay on the Life, Genius and Achievement of the Author, by William Ernest Henley.

This edition of the complete writings of Henry Fielding is limited to 375 numbered copies for Great Britain, of which 25 copies are printed on Dutch hand-made paper, with additional illustrations.

This is Copy No. 100, signed by the publisher William Heinemann.

Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones.

Aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners, using his authority as a magistrate.

CONDITION

In red cloth bindings with gilt embellishment to the spines and front boards. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Internally, binding is loosening in places. Front hinge has failed in volume I, and front end-papers are detached, but present. Front hinge has also failed on volumes II and VI. Front hinge is tender in volume X. Pages are generally bright and clean with some scattered light foxing. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

 


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