Les nouveaux memoires d'un homme-de-qualité. Nicolas-Edme Restif de la Bretonne.
Les nouveaux memoires d'un homme-de-qualité.

Les nouveaux memoires d'un homme-de-qualité.

La Haye: Paris: veuve Duchesne & De Hansy, 1774. First edition, published in an edition of 750 copies. This work was written in collaboration with J.-H. Marchand and is an imitation of Memoires d'un homme de qualité by Abbé Prevost, a sentimental novel that recalls Manon Lescaut. 2], ii, 48, 218, [10]; 222, pp. 49-50. The final leaf is misbound, and should follow the first p. 48. With the "Additions and Corrections," pp. [213]-218, which is often lacking. A fine copy in an interesting binding. Contemporary mottles calf. Gilt double-ruled borders on covers, gilt central coat-of-arms vignette on both covers, incorporating a crown and multiple cross potents, Gilt spine, tooled in compartments, with cross potent and lion devices. Edges stained red, marbled endpapers. Two volumes in one, twelvemo. Item #16806

OCLC notes only five copies in North America: Yale, Harvard, Illinois, Chicago and Brigham Young. It is especially rare with the "Additions and Corrections."

Cioranescu 52630. Gay III, p. 375. Rives Childs, XII.

Price: $750.00