[Samuel Richardson.] The History of Sir Charles Grandison in a Series of Letters Published from the Originals, by the Editor of "Pamela" and "Clarissa" - In Seven Volumes. London: S. Richardson, 1754. From the Library of Glenn Ford.

    This set, published the same year as the first edition, may be a third edition. Seven twelvemo volumes (complete). Volume VII contains "An Historical and Characteristical Index, As Also, A Brief History, authenticated by Original Letters, of the Treatment which the Editor has met with from certain Booksellers and Printers in Dublin; Including Observations on Mr. Faulkner's Defense of himself, published in his Irish News-Paper of Nov. 3, 1753." Advertisement leaf laid in at end of volume IV.

    Full speckled calf, with gilt-stamped morocco labels, gilt rules, borders and edges. Minimal wear. A very handsome set in near fine condition.

    The popular epistolary novel which followed Richardson's hugely successful Pamela and Clarissa novels. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.

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