Histoire de Tom Jones, ou L'Enfant trouvé, traduction ... Par M.D.L.P. (Pierre Antoine de la Place), etc. A Amsterdam, aux Depens de la Compagnie (A Londre, chez Jean Nourse). 1750
4 vols. (bound in 2); plates; 8vo (12mo). Titlepages to vols. 1, 2 printed in red & black; prelims. loosening. Uniform contemporary parchment, ink spine titles, red sprinkled edges. Ex libris R. Du Rietz to front pastedowns. An attractive copy.
¶With a suite of 16 engravings by J. Pont and others after designs by Gravelot (repair to verso of plate opp. p.84, Tom II). Evidently from two different editions (one 8vo, one 12mo), though the signs are they have been together from the outset. BLC lists a 4 vol. Amsterdam 8vo edition of 1750, while ESTC records the 4 vol. 12mo 'Londre' edition of the same year suggesting that Paris may be the true place of publication. Among the prelims. to vol. 1 is an interesting letter addressed to Fielding by the translator, apologising for the omission of the preliminary discourses to each book from this translation.