Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, 1926. Item #02186
Fielding of Dreams
From the Shakespeare Head Press
FIELDING, Henry. The Novels of Henry Fielding. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press...by Basil Blackwell, .
Large Paper Edition, limited to 520 sets. Ten large octavo volumes (9 x 6 in; 230 x 150 mm). Frontispieces.
Publishers three-quarter red morocco over pale red cloth boards. Gilt decorated compartments. A very fine set.
Contains: Joseph Andrews (2 vols); Jonathan Wild; Tom Jones; (4 vols) and Amelia (3 vols).
"The Elizabethan scholar A. H. Bullen established the Shakespeare Head Press in Stratford-up-Avon in 1904. His original aim was to produce a good edition of Shakespeare's works, and his ten volume Stratford Town Shakespeare was completed by 1907. After Bullen died in 1927, the press was acquired by a partnership including Basil Blackwell, the Oxford bookseller. Bernard Newdigate was appointed as typographer and under his direction the press worked within the Morris tradition: Ovid's Metamorphoses was the first book he produced as a limited edition" (Graphic Design and Visual Culture in Europe 1890-1945, University of Glasgow Special Collections).
Rogerson 86. Ranson, Selective Check Lists, p.13.