“BEYOND QUESTION THE REAL FOUNDER OF THE ENGLISH NOVEL”
FIELDING, Henry. The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq. with a Life of the Author. London: Otridge and Rackham, et al., 1824. Twelve volumes. 12mo, contemporary full tan diced calf rebacked, gilt-decorated spines, red and green morocco gilt labels (one volume with red and orange labels), marbled edges. $1250.
Later edition, handsomely bound in full diced calf.
Henry Fielding “is beyond question the real founder of the English novel as a genuine picture of men and women, and in some respects has never been surpassed” (DNB). Includes Tom Jones, Joseph Andrews, and Amelia, as well as all of his shorter works and a biographical sketch.
A most handsomely bound set of these English classics.