London, South Kensington
2 November 2005
RICHARDSON, Samuel (1689-1761). Pamela: or, Virtue Rewarded. In a Series of Familiar Letters. London: for S. Richardson, 1742. 4 volumes, 8°, engraved plates (a few marginal repairs, some staining and spotting). Contemporary calf gilt, spines gilt with red and black morocco lettering-pieces (rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: Marian & Ann Sedgwick 1818 (inscription on front free endpapers). Mixed editions. cf. Rothschild 1745.
With 24 other volumes including Samuel Johnson's The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (London, 1781, 4 vols.) and Frances Burney's Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress (London, 1782, 5 vols.), all in contemporary calf. (28)
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