Henry Fielding / Gravelo - Histoire de Tom Jones : ou l'enfant trouvé, traduction de l'anglois - 1750

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Henry Fielding / Gravelo - Histoire de Tom Jones : ou l'enfant trouvé, traduction de l'anglois - 1750
Einbände, Illustriert, Literatur - Anzahl: 1 - Buch

First edition of the French translation, first print. It is wonderfully illustrated with a frontispiece and 15 delightful figures by Gravelot, engraved by Aveline, Chedel, Fessard and Pasquier.

It is one of Gravelot’s best works.

Provenance: Heraldic bookplate of M.Lugol (20th century).

L’Histoire de Tom Jones, enfant trouvé (“The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling” in English) is a picaresque novel by Henry Fielding. Considered the first English novel of manners, Tom Jones is one of the major works of English literature. It is cited by Somerset Maugham in 1954, in his essay “Ten Novels and Their Authors” among the 10 greatest novels. (Wikipedia)

"In spite of the sentimentality which abounds, this dense novel possesses very appreciable qualities: a sense of narration, the accuracy of expression and lastly, some of the most delicious humour." (Dictionnaire des Oeuvres).

Henry Fielding

Histoire de Tom Jones: ou l'enfant trouvé, traduction de l'anglois de M. Fielding. Par M.D.L.P. [M. De La Place] Enrichie d'estampes dessinées par M. Gravelot. ... 4 volumes.

Published in London by Jean Nourse in 1750.

Complete in 4 volumes, XII-336 + 344 + 341 + 282 pages, complete, 4/4.

Duodecimo (16 x 10 cm).

Four period marbled full calfskin bindings, ribbed spines adorned with a red morocco title label and a volume number label, between the raised bands adorned with floral compartments in gold, fillets o the cover edges, red edges.

Sound bindings, significant restorations on the caps, cover edges and corners (see photos), three replaced title and volume number labels (being the 2 of Volume 1 and one one Volume 3). Fresh inside, marks and small stains from handling, a light water stain in Volume 3 on about 50 pages in the front and 20 in the back, lightly running into the text. Bibliographic vignettes pasted on the endpapers in Volume 1.

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Objekt
Buch
Anzahl der Bücher
1
Thema
Einbände, Illustriert, Literatur
Autor/ Illustrator
Henry Fielding / Gravelo
Buchtitel
Histoire de Tom Jones : ou l'enfant trouvé, traduction de l'anglois
Zustand
Gebraucht
Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
1750
Ausgabe
Erstauflage
Sprache
Französisch
Originalsprache
Ja
Bindung
Leder
Anzahl der Seiten
339
Abmessungen
16×10 cm
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