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RICHARDSON, Samuel (1689--1761)
[Sir Charles Grandison. French. 1772]
Nouvelles lettres angloises, ou histoire du Chevalier Grandisson. Par l'auteur de Paméla & de Clarisse. Tome premier (-- huitieme).
A Amsterdam 1772.
8 vols ; 16.5 cm. (12º)
I: xvi, 196 p.
II: 238, [2] p.
III: [4], 224 p.
IV: [4], 204 p.
V: 224 p.
VI: 264 p.
VII: 236 p.
VIII: [4], 296 p.

Anonymous. A reissue of the first French translation by Antoine Prévost d'Exiles, first published in 1755--6, of Samuel Richardson's third novel, The history of Sir Charles Grandison; Prévost had already translated Clarissa Harlowe under the title Lettres angloises, ou histoire de Miss Clarisse Harlove in 1751 (q.v.). Prévost, himself a novelist, made adaptations and omissions in his translations of Richardson, who was nevertheless highly influential on the eighteenth-century French novel of manners. Some errors in pagination.

Copy Notes Bought in Swallow Street (together with a copy of Dacier's Horace, q.v. and Prévost's Mémoires et avantures d'un homme de qualité, q.v. for £2.0.0, in all 27 vols) 3 January 1794 (Jnl 2, p.325). The front free-endpaper of the first volume is inscribed in pencil 8 toms en 4 =10s= and xfx in the hand of the bookseller Thomas Boone, who is recorded at 91, Swallow Street in the 1802--1805 editions of Holden's annual list of coaches, waggons, carts, vessels, &c.

Binding C18th mottled sheep, gilt-tooled spine compartments, brown morocco spine-labels. Bound in four volumes.

Reference Number 1018


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