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Leone Leoni; or, The Intensity of Woman's Love, from the French . With Engravings.
W. Dugdale 16 Holywell Street c 1845 - with 8 woodcut illustrations in the text, slightly browned, a few minor stains, thumbing, pp. 130, small 8vo, recent calf backed boards, good. An unrecorded, and apparently the first, English translation of George Sand's early novel, first published in Paris in 1835: there is no 19th-century English translation in COPAC. The publisher, William Dugdale, was the 'kingpin of pornography' (Pearsall, The Worm in the Bud, p. 52). In fact Dugdale's early publications, of which this is one, were comparatively mild, though the extended title (not present in the original) is clearly intended to excite would-be purchasers - however, the illustrations are melodramatic at most. The novel had been quickly translated into several languages, including Czech and Armenian. COPAC does record another George Sand novel published by Dugdale, Indiana, ?1840 (BL only), with the translation attributed to James Campbell Reddie in the Ashbee catalogue, and no doubt the same is true of this one
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