Lot 89 of 459:
Madame Cottin's first novel, 1808  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$168
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Claire d'Albe

Author:
Cottin, Sophie Marie Ristaud

Place:
Londres

Publisher:
H. Colburn

Date:
1808

Description:

2 volumes. viii, 178, [2]; [4], 176 pp. Half-titles present. (12mo) 17x10 cm (7x4"), period quarter calf and marbled boards, green leather spine labels with gilt rules and lettering. First London Edition in French. 

Madame Cottin's first novel, a scandalous epistolary tale examining taboos, social restrictions and attitudes about love and attachment. Colburn also published an English translation the same year, priority unknown. Cf. Garside and Schöwerling 1808:39

 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some rubbing to bindings; early bookplate on front pastedown partially removed, some light foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
295011
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