12mo (158 × 90 mm), pp. [ii], 181,  (blank). Typographical ornament to title and elsewhere. Some browning and spotting. Contemporary sheep, gilt panelled spine. Minor expert repair to binding. A good copy.
First edition of a rare roman galant The Traitor Punished, which opens with an unseemly duel between two women. A second edition appeared in 1741. It is apparently not derived directly from Marivaux’s comedy La Fausse Suivante ou le Fourbe puni, performed and published in 1724.
Gay II, 345; Weil, Livres interdits, livres persécutés: 1720-1770 (1998), 236 (privilege refused June 14 1734). We can locate only 3 copies in libraries in France (2 in the Bn and one at Lille); Worldcat lists copies at Oxford, Indiana and Texas.