Trueba y Cosío, Joaquín Telésforo de. ~ Le Castillan, ou le Prince noir en Espagne roman historique espagnol... traduit par M.C.-A. Defauconpret. Paris: Gosselin, 1829.
5 vols, 12mo (168 × 100 mm), pp. , 209, ; , 207, ; , 200; , 209, ; , 212, complete with half-titles. Some light spotting/staining. Contemporary quarter calf. A few joints just starting, but sound attractive.
First edition in French of The Castilian, an historical novel in English (Colburn, 1829), by a notable Spanish historical novelist, very much in the vein of Scott. Though most of his novels were in Spanish, Trueba y Cosío had been educated partly in England, and this attempt in English attracted favourable reviews. The translation is by Defauconpret, best known for his translations of Scott. Rare: Worldcat lists the Bn copy only.
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