Item #44092 Paul and Virginia. With an original Memoir of the Author; and Three Hundred and Thirty Illustrations. Bernardin DE SAINT-PIERRE.

Paul and Virginia. With an original Memoir of the Author; and Three Hundred and Thirty Illustrations.

London: W.S. Orr and Co. 1839. [French Literature in Translation] First Edition in English. Quarto. pp. xxix, 306. With 30 large engravings on India paper, and hundreds of other smaller in-text engravings throughout, by various artists. In brown full morocco, with raised bands and gilt titles and tooling to spine. All edges gilt and gilt dentelle to inner board edges. Set on the island of Mauritius and first published in French in 1788, this novel is Bernardin's masterpiece, and a testament to the state of French society immediately before the revolution. Item #44092

Price: £95.00

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