Clarissa. Samuel Richardson.

Clarissa. Or, The History of a Young Lady: 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.

London: J. and F. Rivington, W. Johnston, S. Crowder, T. Lowndes, W. Griffin, T. Becket, F. Newbery, T. Cadell, G. Robinson, R. Baldwin, W. Goldsmith, T. Evans, and J. Knox. 1774. 12mo. 8 volumes, set. The Seventh Edition. First published in 1748. Full calf rebacked with new leather labels to spines, gilt. Hinges reinforced. Frontispiece illustration to each volume. Corners pushed. Bookplate to front paste down of each volume. Foxing throughout. Very good. Item #2198

A handsome library edition of Richardson's greatest work. Don't let the estimate that it is the longest novel in the English language put you off. Clarissa Harlowe's trials at the hands of Lovelace and her own parents are still gripping stuff.

Price: £250.00

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