Welcome to Peter Harrington Books

92147 92147_1
92147
[DEFOE, Daniel.]

Mémoires et avantures de madlle. Moll Flanders, écrits par elle-même....

Traduit de l'anglois.

Availability: In stock

Published: London Chez Nourse, 1761

Stock Code: 92147

£3,750
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

First French edition. Defoe's classic novel was originally published in London in 1722 under the title The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, &c. Who was born in Newgate, and during a Life of continu'd Variety for threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five Time a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother) Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and dies a Penitent, Written from her own Memorandums. The first edition is notoriously scarce but the French edition comes in a close second, appearing only twice at auction in the past 50 years and with six copies in institutions worldwide as recorded by ESTC.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Small octavo (155 x 100 mm). Contemporary cat's paw calf, black morocco label, spine attractively gilt with floral tools and leaf sprays in compartments, single rule to boards in black, all edges red, marbled endpapers, silk page marker.

Illustrations

Typographical border to title, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initial.

Condition

Tiny reference number or price inked to front free endpaper verso, joints a little worn, one tiny wormhole to front joint, faint craquelure to boards, tiny chips to one edge of title label. An exceptionally bright and fresh copy.

Delivery

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200. View Full Details

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book

Peter Harrington Limited. Registered office: WSM Services Limited, Connect House, 133-137 Alexandra Road, Wimbledon, LONDON SW19 7JY.
Registered in England and Wales No:3609982 Copyright © 2018, Peter Harrington. All rights reserved.

credit cards logo