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The works of Tobias Smollett, M.D., with memoirs of his life


Published by B. Law, etc., London, 1797
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Volume I with hand-coloured frontispiece portrait of Smollet by Holloway; each of the remaining seven volumes with hand-coloured frontispieces by Cruikshank. Full polished calf, with the large armorial crest of the Marquis of Bath in gilt on both covers, spines gilt with harp designs in compartments. First collected edition. This is an extra-illustrated edition with over 125 added plates and maps, 33 hand-coloured by Cruikshank, Rowlandson, and others, Among the engravings are Samuel Johnson by J. Edwards after Sir Joshua Reynolds, and works by Hogarth.Smollett (1721-71) was an English satirical writer and a surgeon. He published many novels, wrote the Complete History of England, and translated Voltaire into thirty-eight volumes.Thomas Thynne, Second Marquis of Bath (1765-1837) at Longleat. apparently had this set specially bound for him. It is embellished with numerous plates that do not appear in this edition. Bookseller Inventory # 10917

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Title: The works of Tobias Smollett, M.D., with ...

Publisher: B. Law, etc., London

Publication Date: 1797


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