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Tom Jones,



Tom Jones, ou L'Enfant Trouvé. Imitation De L'Anglois de M. H. Fielding. Par M. De La Place. Quatrieme Edition, Revue, corrigée & augmentée de la Vie de l'Auteur Anglois.

Engraved frontispiece 15 plates by Punt after Gravelot.

Four volumes. 12mo. [160 x 97 x 10 mm]. [2]ff, xlvii, 332 pp; [2]ff, 331pp; [2]ff, 296pp; [2]ff, 356pp. Bound in contemporary half calf, blue marbled paper sides, smooth spines divided into six panels with gilt compartments, lettered in the second on a citron goatskin label, numbered in the fifth on a small oval blue label on a green label, the others tooled to a lattice pattern with a small plant tool at the centre, plain endleaves, lightly sprinkled edges. (A little rubbed).
A Londres; et se vend a Paris: chez Bauche, Libraire, quai des Augustins; à Sainte Genevieve, & à Saint Jean dans le dèsert, 1777

With the half titles. Occasional browning or light foxing and a few spots but a very good copy in an attractive French binding. A French translation of Tom Jones by Pierre Antoine de La Place. It was first published in 1750 in Amsterdam, London/Paris and Dresden, with further editions in 1751, 1764 and 1767. This fourth edition was pinted in Paris, and there are four issues, the only difference appearing to be the names in the imprint (the others have Cailleau, la veuve Duchesne or Saillant). The engravings are of a high quality. Bookplate of Erwin and Lisl Holzer dated 1920. Booklabel "From the Library of Kenneth Monkman at Shandy Hall No. PCI.3/4/5/6". Kenneth Monkman (1911-1998) was responsible for rescuing, restoring and refilling Laurence Sterne's home, Shandy Hall in Coxwold, North Yorkshire. He bought books by and about Sterne, along with works that he mentioned, read or might have possessed.

Stock no. ebc4789

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