The Works... with an Essay on the Life and Genius of the Author.

London: Strahan [and 20 others], 1775. 12 vols., small 8vo, variously paginated. With a portrait frontispiece of the author in vol. 1. Contemporary calf restored, every volume repaired at head and foot, backstrips restored, lacking 4 labels, some intermittent foxing and browning in several volumes. A good reading set. Early collected edition, the first to have Arthur Murphy’s biography of Fielding. Bell’s edition, also in 12 volumes and published the same year, does not have this biography or the portrait frontispiece after Hogarth. This set is scarce in commerce (though widely held in libraries) as are all 18th-century editions of Fielding. (Item Id: 6146)

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