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Letters and Passages Restored from the Original Manuscripts of the History of Clarissa
London: Printed for S. Richardson and Sold by John Osborn; Andrew Millar; J. and J. Rivington and J. Leake, 1751, 1751. First edition. Sale, Richardson, 37; Sale, Samuel Richardson, Master Printer, 391; NCBEL II, 918. Lacking the front free endpaper; some minor tears and slight paepr flaws; very good copy.. 12mo, contemporary gilt-ruled calf with the number 8 on the spine. Material that was omitted from the 1748 and 1749 first and second editions of Richardson's famous novel. With the immense and unexpected popularity of Clarissa, Richardson decided to restore the deletions in the third and subsequent editions. He printed and published this volume one time to accommodate the purchasers of the first and second editions, which were both issued in seven volumes; hence when encountered Letters and Passages Restored to Clarissa often has the number 8 on the spine, as does this one.
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