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Paul & Virginia; Elizabeth; The Indian Cottage

By Bernadin de Saint-Pierre & Madam Cottin

1828 - London - Dove

5" x 3.5"; 288pp

 
 
 
 


 

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Three French children's books in one volume, translated into English, from the Selbourne collection.

Paul and Virginia is perhaps Bernadine Saint-Pierre's best known work; in the 19th century it was very popular. It was first published in 1788. The Indian Cottage was first published in 1790.

Elizabeth, or The Exiles of Siberia is a romantic historical novel by Sophie Ristaud Cottin. According to Nuttall's Encyclopedia it is a "wildly romantic but irreproachably moral tale."

Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.

CONDITION

In straight grain morocco with gilt lettering and detail to the spine. Externally smart apart from damage to the head of the spine, with some loss from the binding. Otherwise with light rubbing to the extremities. With a contemporary ink inscription to the front free endpaper, and the stamp of the Selbourne collection to the reverse of the title page. The first few pages, including the illustrated half title and the frontispiece are a little foxed. Otherwise clean and bright. Firmly bound. Overall: GOOD


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