GENLIS, [Stéphanie Félicité, comtesse de]. ~ Le Siège de La Rochelle, ou le Malheur et la conscience. Paris: Frères Mame for Librairie stéréotype de Nicolle, 1807.
8vo (190 × 112 mm), pp. 416, including half-title, which is carefully laid down and the title mounted on a stub, with neat paper repair to fore-edge. The first few leaves rather soiled with a few expert old repairs. Early quarter calf, gilt panelled spine.
First edition, dedicated to Pauline Brady, an admirer who had withdrawn to her estate outside Orléans to devote herself to the education of her children according to the author’s methods. cf. Cioranescu, 30660 (edition of 1808, in 12mo).