The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling.
Norfolk, CT: The Easton Press, . Hardcover. Illustrations by T.M. Cleland. Introduction by Louis Kronenberger. Small 4to. Full burgundy calf with gilt spine lettering and decorations, raised bands. xvii, 780pp. All edges gilt. Frontispiece, illustrations, sewn-in red satin page marker, salmon silk moire endpapers. Near fine. Item #40708
Tight, handsome "Collector's Edition" from this publisher's "100 Greatest Books Ever Written" series -- and this copy with nice autograph addition: Tipped to the front flyleaf is a special heavy stock 5" X 3" card signed by Louis Kronenberger in blue ballpoint and dated by him 7 April 1973. Fine. Kronenberger (1904-80), who penned this edition's introduction, was "Time" magazine's noted drama critic from 1938 to 1961 as well as a noted novelist. (Kronenberger's original transmittal envelope also laid in -- the perfect bookmark!).