An Apology for the Life of Mrs. Shamela Andrews

FIELDING, Henry; JOHNSON, R. Brimley (intro.)

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The Golden Cockerel press was an English fine press that specialized in beautifully constructed limited editions operating between 1920 and 1961. This particular edition was prepared by Robert Gibbings prior to the press's use of the Eric Gill designed in-house typeface that the press would later become known for. Fielding's novel is a parody of Samuel Richardson's popular novel Pamela; or Virtue Rewarded (1740). Released the followed year, Fielding satirizes the idealization of feminine virtue by exposing Richardson's Pamela as a con-artist and former prostitute who ensnares her master into marrying her by performing innocence to her own benefit.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: The Golden Cockerel Press
  • Edition: Limited Edition
  • Date Published: 1926
  • Place Published: n/a
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    20.5 cm. x, [2], 80p. No 292 of a limited run of 450 copies. Paper dust wrapper in mylar. Hardcover binding with paper boards and cloth spine with gold lettering. Rough cut pages. Dust jacket torn with significant portion missing from font of book. Remaining dj protected by mylar. Book itself shows no discernible wear. Pages clean. Text unmarked. Very good condition.