London: Printed for J. F. and C. Rivington, T. Davies, B. Law et al, 1785. Early printing. Hardcover. 12mo. Very good+ condition. Item #019021
Twelve matching volumes of 18th Century printings of two classic works, bound in full leather (mottled calf) with two leather spine labels of green and red. The hinges of several 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. CLARISSA is identified on the title page as a "New Edition" published in 1785; title continued "...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." PAMELA is identified on the title page as the "Twelfth Edition" published in 1785; title continued "...In a Series of Familiar Letters from a Beautiful Young Damsel to Her Parents; Published, In Order to Cultivate the Principles of Virtue and Religion in the Minds of the Youth of Both Sexes." Samuel Richardson (1689-1761).