London: Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Davies, B. Law et al, 1785. Early printing. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very good+ condition. Item #019021
Eight matching volumes of an 18th Century printing of a classic work bound in full leather (mottled calf) with two leather spine labels of green and red. The hinges of a few volumes are very slightly cracked, remaining attached and intact and attractive. Each volume contains an engraved bookplate of F. Luard and Tess M. Hope. Minor to moderate toning/browning to the edges of each title page and final page. The texts are clean and unmarked. Identified on the title page as a "New Edition". Title continues "...Comprehending the Most Important Concerns of Private Life. And Particularly Shewing the Distresses that may Attend the Misconduct, both of Parents and Children, in Relation to Marriage." The texts are clean and unmarked. Samuel Richardson (1689-1761).