A la Haye: Chez Pierre De Hondt, 1759. First published in 1740, this is an imitation of Marivaux’s Vie de Marianne (1731-41), which was considered a great advancement in the novel form and influenced Rousseau, Restif de la Bretonne and Fielding. The author is Claude-François Lambert (1705-65), who published miscellaneous works, including an imitation of Abbé Prevost’s Mémoires et avantures d'un homme de qualité, which he called Memoires et avantures d'une dame de qualité (1739). Two small cracks along front joint. A very good, clean copy. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt spine with burgundy morocco label. Edges stained red, marbled endpapers. Ten parts in one volume, twelvemo. , vi, 335 pp. Item #13184
This edition is unknown to OCLC, which lists only the 1740 and 1772 editions. All editions are scarce; OCLC lists copies of the first edition at Harvard, Cal State Chico, and Oxford only.