MONTJOIE, Christophe Felix Louis Ventre de Latouloubre, called Galart de. ~ Manuscrit trouvé au mont Pausilype. Paris: Le Normant, 1802.
5 vols, 12mo (170 × 88 mm), pp. , 300; , 353, ; , 268; , 275, ; , 360, complete with half-titles, plus 5 engraved frontispieces by Maradan. Occasional spots and stains. Contemporary sprinkled half calf, spines gilt, red morocco labels. Slightly rubbed. A very good set.
First edition. A Royalist throughout the Revolution, the author spent several periods in hiding, but emerged as a prolific journalist and novelist after the fall of Robespierre, contributing to the Journal des Débats, and Journal général de France. A popular novel, making use of the the well-established manuscrit trouvé trope, Hector Berlioz recalled reading it (in a meadow) at the age of 17 (Voyage Musical, 1844). OCLC: BL only outside continental Europe, no US copies.