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Book Description
First edition of this anonymous “English” novel, containing a number of “aventures malheureuses” narrated by the eponymous heroine, who sets out her stall from the opening line: “Quelques personnes me jugeront, peut-etre, coupable; mais les coeurs sensibles adouciront la sentence”. In the ^gAvertissement^g, the author notes that she (?) has taken care to suppress certain turns of phrase, whose tone might not please every reader, but has preserved as many expressions as possible which show, through their simplicity and candour, that the heroine is “une ame honnete et ami de la vérité”.
Dealer Notes
Not in Barbier; OCLC records three copies in North America, at Michigan State, Princeton and Vanderbilt.
Author [NOVEL].
Date 1769
Binding in contemporary sprinkled sheep, head and tail of spine chipped and joints cracked, missing label, and rubbed to extremities.
Publisher A Amsterdam, et se trouve a Paris, chez Merigot jeune ...
Condition 12mo, pp. [vi], 7-223, [1] blank; dampstain to bottom corner in first part of work, and some foxing and marginal staining in places;

Price: £250.00

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