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February 28, 2012

Tom Jones, for “Gentlemen and Ladies”

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , , — Bookblurb @ 5:22 am

Henry Fielding (1707 - 1754)

On this day in 1749 the publication of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones was announced in “The General Advertiser,” along with an apology: “It being impossible to get Sets bound fast enough to answer Demand for them, such Gentlemen and Ladies as please, may have them sew’d in Blue Paper and Boards, at the Price of 16s. a Set, of A. Millar over against Catharine-street in the Strand.”

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