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Samuel Richardson's Epistolary Novels

Clarissa, Pamela, Grandison

By Samuel Richardson

1770-76 - London - W Strahan, J and F Rivington

7" by 4.5"; xi, 328pp; 351pp; 352pp; 383pp; 358pp; 391pp; 388pp; 395pp; xxxii, 296pp; 394pp; 410pp; 432pp; viii, 316pp; 360pp; 376pp; 304pp; 294pp; 374pp; 423pp

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Samuel Richardson's famous epistolary novels Clarissa, Pamela and Grandison.

Clarissa (1774) is the Seventh edition, Pamela (1776) is the eleventh edition, Grandison (1770) is the sixth edition.

With a frontispiece to all volumes of Clarissa.

Illustrated frontispiece to volume I of Grandison.

Frontispiece for volumes III and IV of Clarissa are bound in the incorrect volumes respectively.

Folding plate to letter X of Clarissa volume I.

Pamela tells the story of a beautiful 15 year old maidservant whose country landowner master makes unwanted advances toward her at the death of his mother.

The History of Sir Charles Grandison was written in response to Henry Fielding's The History of Tom Jones which parodied morals in Richardson's previous novels. Grandison is a morally good man compared to the male characters of Richardson's previous novels.

Clarissa tells the story of a heroine whose quest for virtue is thwarted by her family. It is also the largest novel in the English language.

Richardson's epistolary novels brought him great fame as an author. He was already an established printer and publisher, the skill of his printing is revealed in 'paper x' of Clarissa which is one of her 'mad papers'. The text is printed at different angles on the page.

CONDITION

In uniform speckled calf bindings. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the joints and extremities. Tidemark to front board of volume IV of Grandison. In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Repair to front board of volume VIII of Grandison.  Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the extremities to the head and tail of spines. Small loss due to rubbing to the head of spine to volume VI of Grandison. Volume VIII of Grandison is rather rubbed to the joints. Crack to rear joint of volumes VI and VII of Clarissa. Crack to the front joint to volume VIII of Grandison. Crack to head of rear joint to volume VIII of Clarissa. Minor rubbing to the rear joint of volume IV. Rubbing to both joints of volume I of Grandison. Small loss to head of front joint to volume VII of Clarissa. Loss to head and tail of spine of volume I of Clarissa. Rear joint of Clarissa volume I is tender. Loss to the head and tail of spine to volume III and IV of Pamela. Loss to the head and tail of spine of Grandison volume I. Loss to head of spine to volume II of Grandison. Prior owner's library label to front pastedown of all volumes, Auchincruive D.  Prior owner's signature to the title pages of all volumesInternally, all volumes are are firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with some scattered spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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