The Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett, M.D., Robert Anderson, 1800
The Miscellaneous Works of Tobias Smollett, M.D., With Memoirs of His Life and Writings. By Robert Anderson, M.D. In Six Volumes. The Second Edition Enlarged. This set comprises only 5 of the 6 volumes and is missing Volume 1.
Vol. II: The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Part I (viii + 454pp);
Vol. III: The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle, Part II, and Plays and Poems (vii + 501pp);
Vol. IV: The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, An Account of the Expedition against Carthagena (viii + 447pp);
Vol. V: The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves, and Travles Through France and Italy (iv + 559pp);
Vol. VI: The Expedition of Humphrey Clinker, and the Adventures of An Atom (iv + 541pp);
Tobias George Smollett (1721-1771) was a highly influential Scots writer, as well as a qualified surgeon.
Published Mundell & Son, Edinburgh, 1800. Second edition, enlarged. An uncommon version of Smollett's works - both the first and second edition sets are scarce.
A good set of 5 hardback volumes in full mottled calf leather with an attractive striped patination. Covers with gold dentelles and gilt stamped spine. Blue marbled endpapers with a matching brown marbling to text block edges. Covers with some wear and bumping and a little frayed to head and tail of spine.
Text pages are clean and bright throughout, but with minor flaws. Some occasional worm holes and some light marginal staining. Occasional foxed marks. Vol VI with previous owner's signature in pencil to free endpaper. A very readable set, despite the missing volume.
Each volume approximately 212mm high x 140mm wide x 32-37mm deep.
Text in English.
Approximate weight: 3.4kg (the set unpacked).