FIELDING, Henry. The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon. (FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION - 1755)



TITLE: The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon.

PUBLISHER: London: for A. Millar, 1755.

DESCRIPTION: FIRST PUBLISHED EDITION. 1 volume, with the half-title, text clean and bright throughout. Bound in contemporary full dark tan calf over cords, spine gilt decorated, gilt lettered brown leather spine label, covers ruled in gilt.

CONDITION: Head of spine rubbed with some loss, front hinge cracked but firmly attached.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Fielding sailed for Lisbon with his wife, daughter, and two swervents. He embarked at Rotherhithe on June 29, 175. After many delays his ship, the Queen of Portugal, anchored off Ryds on July 11, and was detained until the 23rd. Lisbon was at last reached. The incidents of his voyage are detailed with great humour and with undiminished interest in life in this posthumously published work. The gallant spirit with which Fielding met this trying experience doubtless sustained him to the last. Austen Dobson stated that it is one "of the most unfeigned & touching little tracts in our own or any other literature". He died at Lisbon, after two months stay on Oct. 8, 1754.