(1980). Thomas Rowlandson. Franklin Library, Pennsylvania 1980. Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering. Plot
The Rowlandson etchings in this Franklin Library edition of Tom Jones were meticulously rendered from a rare edition published in three volumes by the Edinburgh firm of J. Dixon and P. Hillin 1792
A foundling of mysterious parentage brought up by Mr. Allworth on his country estate, Tom Jones is deeply in love with the seemingly unattainable Sophia Western, the beautiful daughter of the neighboring squire—though he sometimes succumbs to the charms of the local girls. When Tom is banished to make his own fortune and Sophia follows him to London to escape an arranged ...more (good read). Very Good ++ / No Dj as issued. Item #936
Franklin Library, Pennsylvania 1980. Very Good ++ Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, slight waving at top, bump at right, bottom spine, printed with acid neutral pages that are thread sewn, not glued together, gold gilded page edges to further protect the pages, raised spine bands that give each volume that distinctive antique look, decorated end papers. No DJ as issued. Franklin Library Books stopped printing these in 2000, they are no longer in print These are beautiful books and make great gifts. Heavy book extra postage needed.