London: Rivington et al., 1768. 8 volume set, 7 inches tall. In a superb 18th century full calf with gilt raised bands, lovely twin labels and gilt tooling to the panels. A fine and clean engraved frontispiece to each volume. Subtitled, 'The History of a Young Lady: Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life' this huge novel is considered Richardson's masterpiece. An unusually fine set both internally and externally.