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FIELDING, Henry. The Works.
London : 1882.A handsomely bound set of the works of Henry Fielding, edited and with a biographical essay by Leslie Stephen, the literary critic and father of Virginia Woolf. One of a limited edition of 1000 numbered copies for sale in Europe and 250 copies for sale in the US. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 68476
FIELDING, Henry. An Enquiry Into the Causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c.
London : 1751First edition of the author and magistrate's most important social tract. As the principle judge of the Bow Street Police Court, Fielding drafted several bills to reorganise and reform the constabulary, authorised frequent and successful raids against street gangs, highwaymen, and gaming houses, and formed the group of so-called "thief-takers" which... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118445
FIELDING, Henry. The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling.
London : 1749First edition of Fielding's masterpiece and one of the great novels of the 18th century, which, along with Joseph Andrews, "established the tradition of the comic novel in English" (ODNB); with all the points to distinguish it from the virtually identical reprint of the same year: vol. I: errata leaf after contents, B9 & B10 are cancels, both signed... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 121201
FIELDING, Henry. Amelia.
London : 1752First edition of Fielding's last novel, published 19 December 1751: though primarily the story of a troubled marriage, Amelia may also be considered the first novel of social protest and reform in English. Fielding also showed interest in the debate on female intelligence and education in the novel, through the prodigious Virgil-quoting figure of Mrs... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 90453