The Beauties of Fielding: Carefully Selected from the Whole Works of that Eminent Writer. To Which is Added Some Account of His Life. Henry Fielding.
The Beauties of Fielding: Carefully Selected from the Whole Works of that Eminent Writer. To Which is Added Some Account of His Life

The Beauties of Fielding: Carefully Selected from the Whole Works of that Eminent Writer. To Which is Added Some Account of His Life.

London: G. Kearsley, 1782.

First edition. Engraved title with portrait vignette. xvi, 203, [1, ads] pp. 12mo. Contemporary calf, red morocco spine label. Some offsetting to margins of title. Cross III, p. 330. Provenance: Charles H. McDonald (pencil ownership inscription on front free endpaper); Ximenes (pencil price and note, "$225 … very scarce"); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate). Item #308057

First edition, a beautiful copy of this collection of Fielding extracts, organized into more than one hundred alphabetical headings, from avarice to zeal. According to the final page of ads, Kearsley published a series of "Beauties" of Johnson, Goldsmith, Watts, Sterne, Pope and Swift, "principally intended for the Use of Youth of both sexes …" A second edition followed in the same year.

Price: $500.00 Free Domestic Delivery