SHERIDAN, Frances. [Jean Baptiste René ROBINET, translator]. ~ Memoires de Miss Sidney Bidulph, extraits de son journal, et traduits de l’anglois. Amsterdam: aux dépends de la Compagnie, 1762.
3 vols, 12mo (152 × 90 mm), pp. [iv], 413, ; [iv], 448; [iv], 395, , half-titles to vols. 2 & 3 (not called for in 1), complete with 4 pp. adverts in vol. 3. Title printed in red and black, typographical ornaments. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt panelled spines, red and tan labels. Rubbed, corners worn,spines slightly chipped at foot. A good copy. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
Probable first edition in French of Sheridan’s best novel, dedicated to Richardson (1761). Two French translations appeared in 1762, Robinet’s, and another by the Abbé Prévost entitled Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de la vertu. Rochedieu lists only Robinet’s which is probably the first. Rochedieu p. 299.
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