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London: Printed for the Author by D. Wilson, 1751. In Four Volumes. First edition (NCBEL v.2, 963). Contemporary full calf fuled in gilt, red leather label, gilt lettered. V.1: (*)1 a4 B-N12; V.2: (*)1 a4 B-O12 P5; V.3 (a)3 B6 C-O12 P4; V.4: (A)4 B8 D-O12 P6. In volume III (a)3v is the errata list, pages 304-305 are mistakenly numbered 204-205. In v.4 inserted 24 pp. of ads for publisher John Ward. This is Smollett's second novel - "From the outset it met with immediate success....of the five great eighteenth century novelists, Defoe, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, and Sterne, Smollett is now valued the least; yet in the influence he has exercised upon successors he is approached by Sterne alone of his contemporaries". Included here are "Memoirs of a Lady of Quality" - "a grossly inartistic interpolation" - Smollett received a "handsome fee" from the anonymous author (Viscountess Frances Vane) (DNB). The leather worn, front joint of v.1 and rear joint of v.3 beginning to separate, else a sound, Good copy, the text clean.
Title: The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle.
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Seller ID: smollett,tobias.350london:printedfortheauthorbyd