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The Adventures of David Simple: Containing an Account of His Travels Through the Cities of London and Westminster, in the Search of a Real Friend. By a Lady
London: A. Millar, 1744. First edition. x, 278; [ii], 322 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked to style, red morocco spine labels. Covers rubbed, a few gatherings proud, vol. I front free endpaper removed. First edition. x, 278; [ii], 322 pp. 2 vols. 12mo. Sarah Fielding's first and best-known novel, issued by the same publisher of her brother Henry's Joseph Andrews, and resembling the latter in format and chapter headings. Henry added a Preface for the Second Edition to assure the public that the novel was not his work but that of "a young woman ... nearly and dearly allied to me." We now know that he did assist his sister and helped revise the text. Block, p. 74; Cross III, p. 309. Provenance: Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate)
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