Les Avantures de Gil Blas de Santillane. Nouvelle Edition, Avec des Figures.

  • Lesage, Alain-Rene
  • A Londres [London]: chez Jean Nourse 1749
  • ESTC T134729.


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4 vols. 12mo, pp. [xii], 306, [2, ads]; [viii], 260; [xii], 291, [1, ads]; [x], 281, [1] + 32 plates. Title-pages printed in red and black. Contemporary pale calf, spines divided by gilt bands, red morocco labels, spine numbered direct in gilt, other compartments with central botanical tools. Some soiling to a spread in volume 4. Spines creased and darkened, volume 2 worn at head, boards just a little rubbed and scratched.


Lesage's picaresque novel was first published between 1715 and 1735, with this edition the first time the French text was printed in England, appearing in the same year as Tobias Smollett's English translation.

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