• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 54

    [FIELDING, Henry (1707-1754)]. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1742.

    Price Realised  

    [FIELDING, Henry (1707-1754)]. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams. London: Printed for A. Millar, 1742.

    2 volumes, 12o (160 x 95 mm). Two leaves of publisher's advertisements at the end of volume one, and one each at beginning and end of volume 2. Later tan calf gilt, spines gilt, edges stained yellow. Provenance: Lord Stanley of Alderley (armorial bookplate).
    FIRST EDITION of Fielding's first novel that began as a critical response to Richardson's Pamela. Cross III, p. 305; Rothschild 844. (2)


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