The Adventures of David Simple: Containing an Account of His Travels Through the Cities of London and Westminster, in the Search of a Real Friend. By a Lady … With a Preface by Henry Fielding
The Adventures of David Simple: Containing an Account of His Travels Through the Cities of London and Westminster, in the Search of a Real Friend. By a Lady … With a Preface by Henry Fielding

The Adventures of David Simple: Containing an Account of His Travels Through the Cities of London and Westminster, in the Search of a Real Friend. By a Lady … With a Preface by Henry Fielding.

London: A. Millar, 1744.

Second edition, revised and corrected, the first with Henry Fielding's Preface. xx, 278, [2, ads]; [ii], 322 pp. 12mo. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf. Worn at extremities, joint cracked, old shelfmark labels on spine, vol. I B12 and D12 with tears across text, O1 lower corner torn away, vol. II F2 with marginal tear. Block, p. 74; Cross III, p. 309-10. Provenance: Jean Seton (contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper dated 10 April 1749 and inscription on title); Louis & Anne Marie Davidson (bookplate). Item #308074

Sarah Fielding's first and best-known novel, issued by the same publisher of her brother Henry's Joseph Andrews, and resembling the latter in format and chapter headings. In this second edition Henry adds his Preface to assure the public that the novel was not his work but that of "a young woman … nearly and dearly allied to me"

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