Clarissa.; Or, The History of a Young Lady: Comprehending The most Important Concerns of Private Life. And particularly shewing, The Distresses that may attend the Misconduct Both of Parents and Children, In Relation to Marriage. Samuel Richardson.

Clarissa.; Or, The History of a Young Lady: Comprehending The most Important Concerns of Private Life. And particularly shewing, The Distresses that may attend the Misconduct Both of Parents and Children, In Relation to Marriage.

London: Printed for S. Richardson: And Sold by A. Millar et al, 1748, 1751. First edition. Eight vols., 8vos, xii, 312; 309, [1]; 366; vi, 362; 378; 405; 432; vii, 304; contemporary calf. Owner's signatures and small bookplates; pages browned at edges and with some chipping to extremities; wear and cracking to dried leather bindings, with covers detached. A serviceable set at best. Item #205900

Complete edition of Richardson's gret epistolary novel, with the extra volume of "Letters and Passages Restored from Original Manuscripts.. ." In this copy, Vols. 3 is in its first state and Vol. 4 is a mixed first state, with the preface but with the catchword on p. 195 present. The first two volumes were published in December of 1747, followed by Vols. 3 and 4 in April, 1748. Vols. 5-7 appeared together in December of that year. The final volume was added by Richardson in 1751 to be a part of the third edition. Sale 32.

Price: $1,500.00

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