The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling …

Paris: Printed by Fr. Amb. Didot the eldest, and sold by J. N. Pissot, and Barrois Junior … Booksellers. 1780.

Four vols, 8vo, with half-titles; occasional staining and the odd marginal tear but withal a very good set; in contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt in compartments with gilt green morocco lettering- and numbering-pieces; lacking numbering pieces on vols I and II, end-caps a little chipped; armorial bookplates of Edward Pery Buckley and T.S. Hichens to all volumes.


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The first French edition in English of Fielding’s masterpiece, only the second English edition to be printed abroad (after Dresden, 1774). Here the text benefits from critical attention by Didot, who collated Murphy’s edition of Fielding’s Works with the last separate English edition.

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