Miscellanies. Henry Fielding.

Miscellanies

London: A. Millar, 1743. First edition. leather_bound. 354, 420, 421 pages. 20.5 x 13 cm. First issue with list of subscribers in Vol. 1. A little more than a year after the publication of "Joseph Andrews," he issued by subscription these three volumes. CBEL Vol. 10, pp.. 26-27. "The first volume contains a preface. largely autobiographical, followed by some poems.....early compositions of the heart rather than the head.........The second volume contains more interesting matter: the long Lucianic fragment, "A Journey from this World to the Next." which begins with some of Fielding's happiest satire in the coach-driver of the spirits from earth......In the third volume, he printed the most brilliant piece of work that he had yet achieved, "The Life of Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great." Generally clean, lower corner of G1 in Vol.1 torn away not affecting text, tiny ink stain, title of Vol. II, overall; fresh, firm set, raised bands, red leather spine labels, marbled endpapers. Full modern dark brown calf in period style. Fine. 3 vols. Item #20234

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