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    Samuel Richardson. The Works of Samuel Richardson. With a Sketch of His Life and Writings, by the Rev. Edward Mangin. London: Printed for William Miller, and James Carpenter, 1811.

    First collected edition. Complete in nineteen twelvemo volumes. Comprising: Pamela; or, Virtue Rewarded in a Series of Familiar Letters (in four volumes); The History of Clarissa Harlowe in a Series of Letters (in eight volumes); and The History of Sir Charles Grandison (in seven volumes). Frontispiece portrait.

    Full mottled calf. Covers bordered in gilt, spines decoratively tooled in gilt with two black morocco gilt lettering labels, turn-ins decoratively stamped in blind. Leather worn along edges, some spine ends chipped, gilt dulled a bit on spines, joints rubbed, a couple of boards loose, boards show light puckering. Offsetting from frontispiece. Bookplate of Harriet, Duchess of St. Albans (1777-1837), on front pastedown of each volume. Bindings generally sound. Overall, a good set. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.


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