The Works Of Henry Fielding,.
Bound in original red half-morocco, gilt, over marbled boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. Marbled endpapers and all edges marbled. Extremities worn with small tear at lower edge of front board. Some foxing of plates, largely confined to margins; otherwise a very good copy.
Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden.,
Complete in one volume, with memoir of the author. by thomas roscoe. new edition, illustrated by george cruikshank.
Thick 8vo. 6 x 9.5 inches. xxviii + 1116 pp. Text in double columns.
Illustrated by 24 plates, including portrait frontispiece, facsimile and 22 engravings by George Cruikshank.
Multi-volume editions of the works of Henry Fielding began to appear in the 1760s, but the earliest one volume edition, by Bohn and others, did not appear until 1840. This version, first published in 1845, uses the same text but adds the twenty two illustrations by George Cruikshank. The editor, Thomas Roscoe (1791-1871), born in Liverpool, was an author and translator, who also edited the works of Smollett and Swift for Bohn.
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