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.

£85.00

Publisher

Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden.,

Place

London

Date

1853

Synopsis

Complete in one volume, with memoir of the author. by thomas roscoe. new edition, illustrated by george cruikshank.

Item Description

Thick 8vo. 6 x 9.5 inches. xxviii + 1116 pp. Text in double columns.

Illustrations

Illustrated by 24 plates, including portrait frontispiece, facsimile and 22 engravings by George Cruikshank.

Notes

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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