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RADCLIFFE, Ann Ward (1764--1823)
[The Italian. French. 1797]
Eléonore de Rosalba, ou le confessional des pénitens noirs. Traduit de l'anglais d'Anne Radcliffe, ... Par Mary Gay. Avec figures de Queverdo. Tome premier. (II.--VII.)
A Paris chez Lepetit, libraire. Et à Genève, J.J. Paschoud, 1797.
7 vols ; 14.3 cm. (12º)
I: [4], 179, [1] p., engr. frontis.
II: [4], 171, [1] p., engr. frontis.
III: 212 p., engr. frontis.
IV: 178, [2] p., engr. frontis.
V: 178, [2] p., engr. frontis.
VI: 179, [1] p., engr. frontis.
VII: 207, [1] p., engr. frontis.

Ann Radcliffe's novel The Italian first appeared in 1797 and went through two more editions in London and Dublin as well as a stage-adaptation in the same year; another Paris edition in three volumes duodecimo was also published in 1797 by Denné jeune and Maradan, titled L'Italien, ou le confessional des pénitens noirs. Each volume has a half-title and a frontispiece engraved by Antoine Claude François Villerey. The verso of the vol. I half-title lists 14 further booksellers in France and Europe from whom this edition was available, and notes that a small number of copies were printed 'sur papier vélin satiné, figures avant la lettre, pour les amateurs.' Volumes IV and V have final blank leaf (sig. P6). Printer's statement from final page of vol. VII: De l'imprimerie de Ch. Pougens.

Copy Notes Mostly unopened after p. 68 in vol. I. The vol. I half-title is inscribed in pencil 7 Vol 10/6.

Binding Original late C18th pink paper wrappers, with printed paper spine-labels reading 'Eléonore De Rosalba. Tome I. (-- VII.)'. Printer's waste endpapers.

Reference Number 975


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