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LE SAGE, ALAIN RENE (1668-1747)
The history and adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane / translated from the French of Lesage by Benjamin Heath Malkin. [complete in 4 volumes]
London : printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809, Hardback, Book Condition: Very Good, First Edition. Very good set bound in full contemporary polished calf. Gilt-blocked leather labels to spines, with gilt-crossed raised bands and spine compartments uniformly tooled in gilt. Gilt-stamped and blind-tooled borders to panels. Inner gilt dentils. Some surface scratches and scuffs to panels. Spine bands and panel edges somewhat dulled and rubbed as with age. Bright and clean internally, with light marginal age toning, although there is some foxing around the plates. Each volume contains a previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown, and signature on blank prelim. leaf. Remains quite well-preserved overall. Further scans, images etc. and additional bibliographical material available on request. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 pages; Physical description: 4v. plates : illus.; 24.5cm. Subjects: French literature - English translation - Fiction. Benjamin Heath Malkin, 1769-1842, [translator]. 0 pages. Inventory No: 220153.
Bookseller: MW Books [Ireland]

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