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    Tobias Smollett. The Works of Tobias Smollett, MD. with memoirs of his life; to which is prefixed A View of the Commencement and Progress of Romance, by John Moore, MD. A New Edition edited by James P. Browne, MD. Complete in eight volumes. London: Bickers and Son, 1872.

    First thus. Eight octavo volumes. xxxviii, 440; xxxvi, 619; xxi, 526; xix, 544; xx, 540; xi, 502; ix, 500; 457 pages. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Smollett in volume one.

    Beautifully bound by Hathaway of Boston (signed all volumes) in three-quarter saddle tan pebbled calf, in matching gilt and orange-hued marbled boards and endpapers. Five raised bands and gilt compartment lines on spine. Top edges gilt. All bindings tight and solid with light edge and corner wear. Pages bright and clean with only very minor uniform tanning; no foxing. A near fine set.

    A beautifully-bound set containing the complete works and biography of the famous eighteenth century Scot.


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