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Fielding, Henry
THE WORKS OF HENRY FIELDING, ESQ. WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR (complete in 10 volumes) Provenance-Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, Prime Minister 1894 - 1895
W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, T. Payne, S. Crowder, T. Longman (& 17 others), London, 1784. A very good ornately bound set by J. Larkins. Bound in polished calf, extra-gilt decoration to the spines with contrasting green title labels; frontispiece and title pages to each of the 10 volumes; all edges cut and coloured in bright yellow, matching marbled end-papers. Bindings very good and strong with just a little rubbing. Leather to a few volumes very slightly scuffed/damaged. Contents clean and tight, a little toning to the reverse of the frontispiece plates, otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions or annotation. Each volume bears the bookplate from Durdans and initials A.R. Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, 1st Earl of Midlothian. An ornate uniform set, exquisitely bound with an interesting provenance. [He took over as Prime Minister from Gladstone, but his time was short lived. He went onto become a prolific author] Size: 12mo (14 x 21cm) [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: LOE BOOKS [Launceston, United Kingdom]
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