L’Amour Vainquer du Vice, ou Lettres du marquis du Cousanges.

A Amsterdam, Et se trouve à Paris: Chez Merigot jeune, Libraire, 1776. First edition of an anonymous epistolary novel, which describes the amorous adventures of the fictional Marquis de Cousanges, who after a series of misadventures, passing affairs, rejections, and deaths, becomes “le plus heureux des hommes, [dont l’]ame ne peut supporter qu’à peine cet excès de félicité.”. Binding extremities rubbed, small brown stain to bottom corner of early gatherings, not extending to text. Still, a very good copy of a rare book. Half nineteenth-century black morocco over marbled boards, gilt decorated spines with red morocco labels, edges stained red. Two volumes in one, twelvemo. 247, [1]; 223, [1] pp. Item #13883

OCLC, RLIN and COPAC list copies at Cambridge and UCLA only. Not in the Biliothèque Nationale online catalogue. Gay-Lemonnyer I, 124. Not in Barbier or Cioranescu.

Price: $750.00

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