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    First Edition of Fielding's
    'Comic Epic Poem in Prose'

    [Henry Fielding]. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1742. First edition. xix, [1, blank], 306, [4, catalog]; [1, catalog], [2], 310, [2, catalog] pages. Decorative head- and tail-pieces. Full contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, five raised spine bands with gilt lettered title labels and gilt stamped rules in compartments. Both with a loose illustrated bookplate of Roger H. West and adhesive remnants on the front pastedown, second volume with the armorial bookplate of Charles Lord Maynard on verso of title page. Housed in custom, cloth slipcase. Boards lightly rubbed and crazed. Previous holograph annotation on "Preface" page xix of first volume, struck out in ink. First volume pages with edge wear and corner bends, foxing, minor dampstains, soiling and smudging. Second volume with few minor smudges or soiling. Overall in very good condition.

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