The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling.
Paris: Baudry's Foreign Library, 1831. 2 volume set, 8 1/2 inches tall. A very neat half calf with wide blind tooled raised bands and simple gilt framed panels. The floral embossed cloth is exceptionally crisp and untarnished. Speckled edges. A particularly clean text block. A superb copy of Fielding's greatest work, one of the earliest and most popular English 18th century novels. Samuel Taylor Coleridge argued that it has one of the "three most perfect plots ever planned", alongside 'Oedipus Tyrannus' and 'The Alchemist'.