The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon.

London: A. Millar, 1755.

Price: $1,250.00


About the item

First edition. [iv], iv, xvii, [i], [19]-228 [i.e., 276] pp., with half-title. 12mo. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Extremities worn, lacking spine label, small paper flaw to margin of final leaf. Cross III, p. 326-7; Rothschild 857. Provenance: Christopher Jeaffreson, Dullingham (bookplate); Blackwell's (pencil inscription); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate).

Item #308071

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.