The History of Tom Jones
by Henry Fielding, Engravings by Derrick Harris
The Folio Society, 1973, b/w illustrations in text, top fore-edge colour toned green, hardcover with illustrations on front, back and spine, slipcase
Very Good Condition, previous owners inscription on title page,cracking to front and back inner flypapers, book clean and tight in binding, minor edge and shelf wear to slipcase
'A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworthy on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighbouring squire—though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape an arranged marriage, the adventure begins. A vivid Hogarthian panorama of eighteenth-century life, spiced with danger and intrigue, bawdy exuberance and good-natured authorial interjections, Tom Jones is one of the greatest and most ambitious comic novels in English literature.'