"The various accidents which befell a very worthy couple after their uniting in the state of matrimony will be the subject of the following history": Finely Bound Example of Henry Fielding's Amelia




Item Number: 101438

New York: White and Stokes, 1882.

Finely bound example of Fielding’s fourth and final novel. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, others uncut, marlbed endpapers. In near fine condition.

Eighteenth century English jurist, novelist, and dramatist Henry Fielding produced dozens of plays and six novels throughout his lifetime, including his best-known work: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. First published in 1749, The History of Tom Jones became an instant bestseller, with four editions being published in its first year alone. Fielding's other works include; The Grub Street Opera (1731), The Covent Garden Tragedy (1732), Shamela (1741), and Amelia (1751).

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