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    Sale 2059

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    5 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 99

    FIELDING, Henry (1707-1754). The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. London: A. Millar, 1749.

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    FIELDING, Henry (1707-1754). The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. London: A. Millar, 1749.

    6 volumes, 12o (162 x 100 mm). Contemporary calf (rebacked, a few repairs at corners); brown cloth slipcase. Provenance: Arthur Wilmer Lissauer (bookplate).

    FIRST EDITION of Fielding's acknowledged masterpiece. Leaves B9-10 (vol. I); B4-5 and N12 (vol. II); H8-10, M3 and Q11 (vol. III); N8 (Vol. V) are cancels. Cross II, p.120; Grolier English 48; Rothschild 850.


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    Pre-Lot Text

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