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2 November 2005
FIELDING, Henry (1707-1754). The History of Tom Jones, a foundling. London: A. Millar, 1749. 6 volumes, 12 (163 x 92mm). (Without the errata printed on c8r as called for by Rothschild, without final blanks in vol. I and III and cancels). Contemporary polished calf gilt (front board of vol. II detached, spines worn, vol. V and II lacking one lettering label). Provenance: Jollisse (armorial bookplate; gift inscription. cf. Lowndes p.797; Rothschild 850.
FIELDING, Henry. The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews. London: A. Millar, 1742. 2 volumes, 12° (167 x 96mm). 4-page (vol. I) and 3-page (vol. II) publisher's advertisements (occasional light spotting). Contemporary polished calf, double gilt filet (spines repaired, front board of vol. II partially detached, corners bumped and rubbed). Provenance: Jolliffe (armorial bookplate, owner's inscription). FIRST EDITION. Lowndes p.797; Rothschild 844.
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