La vie de Pedrille del Campo. Roman comique dans le gout Espagnol. Par Monsieur T*** G.D.T. avec les cantates & autres poesies du meme auteur. Le tout enrichi de figures en taille-douce.
[ Thibault, Gouveneur de Talmont].

Amsterdam: Michel Charles le Cene, 1720. First published in 1718, this edition features lovely copper-engraved plates. Both this and the first edition are rare. OCLC lists copies of the present edition at the University of Chicago and Texas A&M, in the English-speaking world. Of the first, it li Six copper-engraved plates. Title printed in red and black, with a woodcut decoration. Free endpapers lacking. Lower corner of frontispiece torn away, with no loss of image. Still, a very good copy Contemporary calf, gilt spine with brown calf label, blind-tooled ornament in center of front cover. Twelvemo. [6], 252, [4] pp. (Item ID: 15276)


This is a picaresque novel, in the style of Le Sage’s Gil Blas. Thibault was governor of Talmont, and this is his only known work. Set in Spain, it deals with the love story of a rogue, facing the galleys. It was enormously popular, being translated into English, German, Iberian, and Castillian. It was also published under the title, Histoire comique et galante de Pédrille del Campo.

Cioranescu 61657, citing the first edition.

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