New York: The Heritage Press, 1952. T. M. Cleland. First Edition Thus Illustrated. Cloth and marbled boards. Quarto (10 1/4" x 6 5/8" x 2 1/4""), tan eighth cloth with gilt spine lettering over marbled boards; Introduction by Louis Kronenberger; illustrated by T. M. Cleland with a colored engraved frontispiece and 15 comparable full-page colorful plates, xvi, [xvii-xxii] + 788, [789-790] pages. Weight: 3 lbs. 10 oz. Housed in a firm tan cardboard slipcase. Near Fine / Slipcase: Fine. Item #6675
EXCEPTIONAL COPY: Solid with very clean and bright pages. All plates are colorful, bright and without foxing. Firm clean slipcase.
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling (1749) is a bestselling comic novel by English playwright, judge, and novelist Henry Fielding (1707 – 1754). Tom Jones is the author's greatest book, and a pioneering novel written as a humorous Bildungsroman and picaresque novel about a young man's adventures.