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Pamela: or, Virtue Rewarded.
London: Printed for C. Rivington...and J. Osborn, 1741. The Rare First Edition of the First British Novel A Shockingly Rare Book that Shocked When First Published RICHARDSON, Samuel. Pamela: or, Virtue Rewarded. In a Series of Familiar Letters from a Beautiful Young Damsel, to her Parents. Now First Published in Order to cultivate the Principles of Virtue and Religion in the Minds of the YOUTH of BOTH SEXES...In Two Volumes [with] ...And Afterwards, In her EXALTED CONDITION, Between Her, and Persons of Figure and Quality, Upon the Most Important and Entertaining Subjects, In genteel Life. The Third and Fourth Volumes. London: Printed for C. Rivington...and J. Osborn, 1741-2. First editions, Part I and II, of the first English novel. Four twelvemo volumes (6 x 3 5/8 in; 153 x 92 mm). xiv, 296; [2], 396; [2], iv, 419, [1]; [2], 471, [1, advertisement] pp. Volume I with gathering C (pp. 25-48) slightly proud at foredege; Volume III with top blank corner of pp. 89/90 torn away not affecting text; lower corner of pp. 93/94 torn away just affecting a couple of letters; small piece missing from lower fore-margin of pp. 137/138 not affecting text; small clean marginal tear on top fore margin of pp. 165/166 not affecting text. Full contemporary calf, covers decoratively bordered in gilt expertly rebacked to style. Spines with five raised bands ruled and numbered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Early ink signature "S. Pope" on front blank of each volume. Housed in a felt-lined half russet morocco over marbled boards drop-back case. Four smooth spines ruled and lettered in gilt. In spite … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: David Brass Rare Books, Inc. [United States]

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