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Madame (Sophie) Cottin
Mathilde; our, Memoires Tires de L'Histoire des Croisades
London-Colburn, 1809. Book. Engaging and moving fictionalised account of the crusades, focusing on the desires and anxieties of that era. Interesting crested bookplates of Frankland to front pastedowns. Volumes I, II and III of a four volume set. Sophie Cottin (22 March 1770-25 August 1807) was a French writer whose novels were popular in the 19th century, and were translated into several different languages. Mathilde was first published in 1805. Great characters, great deeds, ideas of chivalry, the contrast of morals of Christians and Arabs, the luxury of the West opposite to that of the East, the pump and the enthusiasm of religion, form many accessories that enrich and enhance the subject of Matilda. Condition: In half calf bindings with marbled boards. Externally generally sound although rubbed, one joint cracked. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean, aside from the odd spot, heavier spotting to the first and last few pages of each volume including the titles. Overall: GOOD. Good. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]

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