The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon.

London: A. Millar, 1755.

Price: $1,250.00

About the item

First edition, with half-title. 228 [i.e., 276] pp., pages 241-276 misnumbered 198-228. 1 vols. 12mo (162 x 92 mm.). Contemporary calf, gilt, rebacked, spine and corners bumped. Provenance: Duff Cooper with his Rex Whistler bookplate. Cross III, p. 326; Rothschild 857.

Item #244279

First edition of Fielding's last book. Two editions appeared in 1755, with the same title pages: one (this) edition was clearly an edited text; the other version was unedited, and set from the manuscript. The unedited text was suppressed and did not reappear until the next November, after an earthquake in Portugal reawakened interest in Fielding's book.