The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams by Henry Fielding, Esq., The British Novelists, Vol. XVIII, Second Edition, 1820. Printed by C. Baldwin, London. 18mo, 395 gilt edged pages with watercolor double fore-edge paintings of a view of Fielding's home Sharpham Park, England, obverse, with a portrait of Baron Lyttelton and a view of Eton College, 1754, reverse, rebound in tooled red straight grain Moroccan leather with gilt decorations to covers and gilt lettering to spine, four raised hubs, green end papers. 6 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W x 1 1/4" D. Early 19th century. Note: This book was included on a receipt from J.N. Bartfield, New York, NY, dated August 24, 1983, available to the winning bidder. CONDITION: Fore-edge paintings in overall excellent condition. Pages in overall good condition with toning, areas of dampstaining. Rebound boards in overall good condition, corners bumped. Acid burn from old book plate, inside front covers, typed paper with information about book glued to front end paper along binding.
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