DescriptionTobias Smollett. The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle. In which are included, Memoirs of a Lady of Quality. In Four Volumes. Vol. I. [-IV.]. London: Printed for the author, 1751.
First edition. Four twelvemo volumes. x, 288; x, 322; vi, 205, ; viii, 315,  pages.
Contemporary calf, double fillet borders, spines ruled and numbered in gilt, armorial bookplates on front pastedowns. Offsetting from turn-ins. Several hinges starting but all intact. Corners bumped and slightly scuffed. Still, this is a fine set housed in a brown cloth slipcase.
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle is a picaresque novel by the Scottish author Tobias Smollett (1721-1771), first published in 1751, and revised and reissued in 1758. It is the story of the fortunes and misfortunes of the egotistical dandy Peregrine Pickle, and it provides a comic and caustic portrayal of 18th century European society.
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