Clarissa, or, The history of a young lady : comprehending the most important concerns of private life : and particularly shewing, the distresses that may attend the misconduct both of parents and children, in relation to marriage / published by the editor of Pamela.

Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761 [Browse]
Uniform title
London : Printed for S. Richardson and sold by A. Millar ... J. and Ja. Rivington ... John Osborn ... and by J. Leake, at Bath, 1748 [i.e. 1747-1748]
7 v. : music (1 folded leaf, engraved) ; 17 cm. (12mo)


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  • Novel.
  • Vols. 3-7 have variant imprint: London : Printed by S. Richardson and sold by John Osborn ... Andrew Millar ... J. and Ja. Rivington ... and by J. Leake, at Bath, 1748.
  • Vol. 2 has 1 folded leaf of plates facing p. 50, with words and music of verses 14-16 of "Ode to wisdom."
Binding note
RHT c. 1 (18th-447) in one blue morocco pull-off case; RHT c. 2 (18th-446) in seven fall-down-back boxes covered in red cloth and lined with marbled paper.
RHT c. 2 (18th-446) is Lady Dorothy Bradshaigh's copy with her marginal comments and the author's marginal replies; RHT c. 1 (18th-447) has bookplate of Ann Thomas and signature of Anne Thomas.
  • Barchas, Janine. The Annotations in Lady Bradshaigh's Copy of Clarissa (Victoria,B.C., 1998).
  • Bernard Quaritch (Firm). Samuel Richardson, Jane Austen : the complete novels and a play. (London, 1987). [provenance and bibliographical description of Lady Bradshaigh's copy of Clarissa]. (Ex 2005-0745N)
  • Sale, W.M. Samuel Richardson, a bibliographical record, p. 45-51.
  • ESTC T58992.
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