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The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, in which are included Memoirs of a Lady of Quality.

London: James Cochrane and Co., 1831. First Edition. Quarter calf. Tobias Smollett was baptised on March 19th 1721. He was one of the great English satirists and writers. He apprenticed as a surgeon and throughout his life he combined the roles of medical man and author. He is best known for his picaresque novels and led a fascinating life. This very attractive two volume set is titled 'The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, in which is included Memoirs of a Lady of Quality'. The illustrations are by the great George Cruikshank who illustrated so many of the Charles Dickens novels. 'Peregrine Pickle' is a picaresque romance whose action takes place in the early eighteenth century in England and the Continent. Very Good+. Quarter calf bound over blue marbled boards with raised spines and gilt lettering. The endpapers are marbled as well. Tight, bright, and unmarred, with hints of shelf wear and foxing throughout. Each illustrated plate in the books has a tissue guard. 2 volumes, 8 vo, with frontispieces (original tissue guards present) and 3 unnumbered leaves of plates (each volume). Item #6688

Price: $145.00