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Les revêries d'un amateur du Colisée, ou les femmes sans dot.
A Londres et se trouve à Paris, chez Ruault, libraire, 1776.
160 p. ; 19.6 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Attributed by the BN to Charles-Joseph Mayer, the editor of the Cabinet des fées, a collection of fairy-tales published in 41 volumes, 1785--89 (q.v.). This "bagatelle" proposes a law ordaining that henceforth women need not bring a dowry to their marriage, and amusements of a more noble and interesting kind than those provided by courtesans in the Colisée pleasure gardens, inspired by London's Vauxhall Gardens and inaugurated in 1771, where the author's reveries take place. Not in ESTC.

Copy Notes Bound (2) with J.F. Sobry, De l'architecture, 1776 (q.v.) and C.F.J. d'Auxiron, Comparaison du project ... pour donner des eaux à la ville de Paris, 1769 (q.v.). The volume was bought for 3.50 francs from Porquet [?], presumably via an agent, with the works of Rousseau, 18 volumes folio, 1793--1800 (q.v.), 260 francs and the works of Molière, 6 volumes quarto, 1734 (q.v.), 40 francs, totalling Fr.303.50, 2 September 1831. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.23). £19 4s. 5d. was paid on 2 October 1831 (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.26), i.e. 12 2s. 11d. for the books and £7 1s. 6d. for Carriage, porterage - Duty at Dieppe and Brighton -- with case-. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.7.24). Bookseller's notes on verso of front free-endpaper.

Binding C18th mottled sheep, blind-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine, red spine-label.

Reference Number 3321


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