The History of Tom Jones,; A Foundling. In Six Volumes. Henry Fielding.

The History of Tom Jones,; A Foundling. In Six Volumes.

London: A. Millar, 1749. First Edition. Six vols., 8vos, lxii, [2], 214; 324; 370; 312; 294; 304pp; full polished calf gilt. Ownership inscriptions; hinges worn, covers detached on Vols. 1, 2 and 5, with the front endpaper of Vol. 1 also detached; a very good set but for these external flaws. Item #205898

A decent set of Fielding's masterpiece, with all cancels, and errata leaf in Vol. 1. One of only 2000 copies in the first printing, which was almost immediately sold out by subscription before publication, prompting a near simultaneous second printing. The novel is a cornerstone of modern English literature.

Price: $5,000.00

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