* FIELDING, Henry (1707-1754). The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon. London: for A. Millar, 1755.
12mo (185 x 105 mm). Half-title. (Some very light spotting to a few leaves.) 20th-century brown crushed levant, covers with gilt and blind strapwork borders, spine gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut (some very light wear to extremities).
Second edition, printed prior to the first edition but issued after it, with the unedited text and "A Fragment of a Comment on L. Bolingbroke's Essays" at the end. The text of this unedited edition was suppressed in favor of the edited text by Fielding's brother. This edition was released to meet demand following the Lisbon earthquake in November of 1755. Fielding left England for Lisbon in an attempt to recover his health; he died in Lisbon on 8 October 1754. Cross III p. 326; ESTC T131334; Rothschild 857.
Property from the Estate of Steve and Peggy Fossett, Carmel, California