History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The
History of Tom Jones, The

History of Tom Jones, The

London: James Cochrane and Co.,, 1831. Item #04585

“One of the Three Most Perfect Plots ever Penned” (Coleridge)
Illustrated by George Cruikshank
A Fine Exhibition Binding by Zaehnsdorf

CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator. FIELDING, Henry. The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling. With a Memoir of the Author by Thomas Roscoe, Esq. and illustrations by George Cruikshank. London: James Cochrane and Co., 1831.

First appearance of the illustrations by George Cruikshank.

Two small octavo volumes ( 6 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches; 169 x 105 mm.). [iii]- xxiii, [i, blank], 454; [iv], 448 pp. Etched portrait of Fielding after Hogarth, and eight etched plates by George Cruikshank. One plate a little darkened in margins, otherwise a very clean example.

Bound by Zaehnsdorf ca. 1910 (stamp-signed in gilt on front turn-ins). Full teal blue crushed levant morocco, covers triple-ruled in gilt with decorative gilt corner fleurons. Spines with five raised bands, decoratively tooled nd lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt-ruled board edges, elaborate gilt turn-ins, marbled paste-downs and endleaves, top edge gilt, others uncut. With the decorative gilt Zaehnsdorf 'exhibition' stamp on rear paste-downs. Minimal uniform sunning to spines, still a fine set.

The above title represents volumes V & VI of Roscoe's Novelist's Library.

Cohn, 705.

Price: $1,250.00