The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane. Alain Rene LE SAGE.

The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane.

London: Hurst, Robinson and Company, 1822.

Four volumes, small octavo, 24 engravings including 4 frontispieces, some foxing to plates and preliminaries; half polished calf with marbled boards, spines with double morocco labels, gilt.

A lovely set of the French novelist and playwright Alain-René Lesage's masterpiece in a Root binding. Lesage (1668-1747), began his career translating Spanish works and came to appreciate the form pioneered in Spain known as the picaresque novel.

A lovely set of the French novelist and playwright Alain-René Lesage's masterpiece in a Root binding. Lesage (1668-1747), began his career translating Spanish works and came to appreciate the form pioneered in Spain known as the picaresque novel.
A new edition with engravings from paintings by Robert Smirke (1752-1845), the English artist. Smirk studied at the Royal Academy and is well known for his illustrative work.

Price (AUD): $825.00  other currencies     Ref: #3804619

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