The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams


London: John Lane - The Bodley Head Ltd., 1929. First thus. The book begins as the story of a handsome footman who resists the come-ons of a wealthy woman - intended to parody a popular eighteenth century novel about hand-maid in the same fix - and then takes on a life of its own, describing the further adventures of this footman and the persons he meets along the way. The twelve full-page Tealby illustrations (plus additional ones within the text) are quite expressive of the humor of the book. Black cloth printed in gilt, pictorial endpapers, 350 pages. Some light external wear, mainly a bit of fraying to the spine ends, good hinges, very clean pages. Five of the plates have dampstains at the far top inner margins, with only one having the stain actually touch the printed image (the stains must have occurred prior to binding, as none of the text pages have similar stains). Very clean pages, with no foxing other than a light scattering on the first blank and half-title. Name on first blank. A sound, clean and handsome copy.. First Thus. Hard Cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.

Title: The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams

Author Name: Fielding, Henry. Illustrated By Norman Tealby, and with an Introduction By J. B. Priestley

Categories: Fiction, Literature, Poetry, Literary History,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: London, John Lane - The Bodley Head Ltd.: 1929

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 001070

Keywords: HENRY FIELDING NOVEL PARODY SATIRE