Les Avantures de Joseph Andrews, et du ministre Abraham Adams,…

Les Avantures de Joseph Andrews, et du ministre Abraham Adams, publiées en anglois, en 1742... et traduits en François, à Londres, par une Dame Angloise, sur la troisiéme edition. by FIELDING, Henry.

~ Les Avantures de Joseph Andrews, et du ministre Abraham Adams, publiées en anglois, en 1742... et traduits en François, à Londres, par une Dame Angloise, sur la troisiéme edition. 1743

2 vols, 8vo (161 × 90 mm), pp. [xxii], 330; [vi], 349, bound without initial and final leaves in both vols (the first possibly half-titles). Typographical ornaments. Contemporary mottled sheep. Spines with raised bands, gilt, red and green labels. Corners a little worn, but a very good copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

First edition in French? Both ESTC and Rochedieu note 2 issues of 1743 with false Millar imprints. Rochedieu notes one in 16mo and one in 12mo, while ESTC describes both as 12mo. This copy is of ESTC N15027, suggested as earlier than the other issue. Translated by Pierre François Guyot Desfontaines (not by the “Dame Anglaise” given in the title); a key figure in establishing the popularity of the English novel in France. Rochedieu 107.

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