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    Rare First Edition, First Issue of Tom Jones

    Henry Fielding. The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1749. First edition, first issue. One of a first printing run of only 2,000 copies with errata leaf in Volume I, the errata uncorrected, and all cancels and final blanks (K12 in Volume I and R12 in Volume III) as noted in Rothschild 850. Six sixteenmo volumes. Handsome full crushed morocco by Bayntun of Bath, with red and black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt inside five raised bands. Blind-stamped inner dentelles. Renewed endpapers. All edges sprinkled brown. Scattered foxing throughout. A very good set in a beautiful binding.

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    "[Tom Jones] is generally regarded as Fielding's greatest, and as one of the first and most influential of English novels" (Drabble, 988). Grolier English 48. Randall and Winterich, 1200.





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