SMOLLET’S HISTORY OF ENGLAND. 11 volumes complete plus one.


TITLE : SMOLLET’S HISTORY OF ENGLAND. 11 volumes complete plus one.
EDITION: Third Edition
PUBLISHER: James Rivington , James Fletcher
PLACE: London.
FORMAT: Hard cover. 1/4 Leather spines and parchment.

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11 vols in the set : the 12th is a matching mock-up with a hidey-hole. All books have original leather spines with 5 raised bands and new gilt titles on red skivers; the vol numbers have been re-worked. The eps are original; all pages slightly yellow but with virtually no foxing nor dirt marks; all edges browned; no tissue guards. On the spines Smollett has been spelled with one “T”. My attractive bookplates on verso of front covers. #1: 2nd Edn, 1758; old ink inscription “E H Reeves/ Bally Glifsune”. 10 of 12 illustrations – MISSING Map of England & Battle of Hastings. 479pp. #2 .1758, 4 plates complete, 478pp. #3: 4 plates complete 479pp. #4: 4 plates complete 479pp. #5: worn over 1.5mm on tail. 8 plates complete 478pp. #6 : 1759, MISSING 1 plate of 23, worn over 3mm at tail, 480pp. #7::1759 MISSING 1 plate of 43, 473pp. #8 : 1759, 16 plates complete, 478pp. #9 : 1759; 11 plates complete. #10 : 1759, 24 plates complete, 465pp. #11: 1760, 18 plates complete, 486pp incl Index to all vols plus(2)pp instructions to the Bookbinder. The series was carried on by other authors but this is the only full set of Smollett’s History available. Please expect roughly 9 times the indicated postage to overseas.