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Pamela, or Virtue rewarded : in a series of familiar letters from a beautiful young damsel to her parents : now first published in order to cultivate the principles of virtue and religion in the youth of both sexes : a narrative which has its foundation in truth and nature, and at the same time that it agreeably entertains by a variety of curious and affecting incidents, is intirely divested of all those images which, in too many pieces calculated for amusement only, tend to inflame the minds they should instruct.
Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761
London : Printed for C. Rivington ... and J. Osborn ..., 1741-1742.
4 v. ; 17 cm. (12mo)
Published anonymously. By Samuel Richardson.
Originally complete in 2 vols., the publication of a spurious sequel led him to continue it into 2 further vols.--Sale, W.M. Samuel Richardson, p. 11.
Vols. 3-4 have variant subtitle and imprint: In a series of letters from a beautiful young damsel to her parents, and afterwards in her exalted condition, between her and persons of figure and quality, upon the most important and entertaining subjects in genteel life ... publish'd in order to cultivate the principles of virtue and religion in the minds of the youth of both sexes / by the editor of the two first. London : Printed for S. Richardson and sold by C. Rivington ... and J. Osborn ...
Advertisement: v. 4, last page.
Ex copy: Vol. 1-2, 4th ed.
Sale, W.M. Samuel Richardson 6, 15
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