New York: Derby & Jackson, 1857. Hardcover. Complete 4-volume set. Small 8vo. Quarter calf with raised bands and gilt lettering and marbled paper over boards. 492pp; 443pp; 547pp, (4pp ads); 500pp, (2pp ads). Frontispiece, marbled endpapers and page edges. Very good. Faintest of edgewear. Item #37641
Supremely tight and handsome first of this edition in a superb custom binding, with giltstamping bright and internally bright and free of foxing and age toning. Volumes I and II contain "Tom Jones," Volume III "Amelia" and Volume IV "Joseph Andrews" and "Jonathan Wild." From the library of Wisconsin civic leader JAMES M. LYNCH, chief clerk at the Adjutant General's Office during the Civil War, appointed quartermaster general in 1865; he dates an inner flyleaf of the first volume in pencil "Aug 31`, 70."