FIELDING, Henry. The Works (6 Vols). Philadelphia: John D. Morris and Company, 1902.
8vo., 6 Vols, all containing two volumes in one; original green publisher's cloth, paper labels to spine; upper edge gilt, else untrimmed; many pages unopened; black and white frontis illustration to each volume behind captioned tissue-guards; decorative printed titles in burnt orange with gilt borders; cloth a little rubbed and bumped, some volumes with chipping to cloth at head and foot; paper labels browned and cracked; some pencil annotations to pages throughout, and perhaps a little toned to page edges, but a very good set nonetheless. Provenance: Ex Libris of Arthur H. Palmer to front paste-down of each volume.
A deluxe American edition of Fielding's novels, this the 'Glastonbury' edition deluxe limited to 1000 sets, of which this is no.691.Most example have been finely re-bound - thus it is rare to find this set in the original publisher's cloth.
The english novelist Henry Fielding is best known for his earthy humour and satire, and is widely regarded as being one of the founders of the traditional English novel. This set comprises Joseph Andrews, Amelia, Jonathan Wild, Miscellanies, and his most popular work Tom Jones in four parts.