FIELDING, HENRY. 1707-1754.
The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews and of his Friend Mr. Abraham Adams. London: A. Millar, 1742.
2 volumes. 12mo (161 x 92 mm). xix, , 306 [i.e. 308],  ad;  ad, , 310,  ad pp. Full brown levant morocco, 5 raised bands, spines and dentelles elaborately gilt, covers triple gilt ruled, gilt edges. Custom cloth slipcase. A very fine copy.
Provenance: Robert Hoe (morocco label).
FIRST EDITION of "the first book that made Fielding's permanent reputation" (De Castro, The Library, ser 4, vol 1, p 258).