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Madame Riccoboni
Oeuvres Complettes de Madame Riccoboni Volumes III - VIII
Paris: Desray, 1786-1790. Leather. Good Only. 8" by 5". None. A bright, scarce set of the Works of Madame Riccoboni. Very hard to find and often seen only in the single volumes which can command over £100 each A New Edition, reviewed and augmented by the author. Volumes III - VIII only. Missing Volumes I and II. With an armorial nameplate for Lord Rendlesham on the front pastedowns. Marie-Jeanne Riccoboni, 1714 - 1792, was a French novelist. In 1735 she married Antoine François Riccoboni, a comedian and dramatist, from whom she soon separated. She herself was an actress and had moderate success on the stage. Madame Riccoboni's work is among the most eminent examples of the "sensibility" novel; among the parallels cited in English literature are works by Laurence Sterne and Samuel Richardson. A still nearer parallel may be found in the work of Henry Mackenzie. Riccoboni was also the editor of a periodical L'Abeille, wrote a novel on the subject of Fielding's Amelia, and supplied in 1765 a continuation of Marivaux's unfinished Marianne. Riccoboni also corresponded with such luminaries as Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, author of Les Liaisons Dangeureuses, as well as David Hume and the theater celebrity David Garrick. Bound in the original eighteenth century calf leather with gilt lettering and decoration.The front hinge of volume 3 is held by one cord only, and the front hinge of volume 4 is held by the cords. These could detach in the post, even after careful packaging. The rear hinges of volumes 4 and 8 are starting. The front hinges of volumes 5 and 8 are startin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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