FRANCIS, Sophia. ~ Angelo Guicciardini, ou Bandit des Alpes traduit de l’anglais... Paris: J. G. Dentu, 1817.
6 vols, 12mo (165 × 90 mm), [iv], iv, 284; [iv], 307, ; [iv], 342; [iv], 359, ; [iv], 312; [iv], 365, , complete with half-titles. Some spotting, heavier in a couple of volumes, some upper margins slightly stained and occasionally fragile. Contemporary mottled quarter sheep, red morocco labels. Spine extermities slightly chipped in places, but a very attractive copy. Contemporary ownership inscriptions ‘J.J. Soumagny’.
First edition in French of the Italianate gothic novel Angelo Guicciardini, or, The Bandit of the Alps: a Romance (London, Colburn 1809). Rare. Sophia Francis’ other novels include: Constance de Lindensdorf, Vivonia and The Nun of Misericordia. They were all popular circulating and subscription library titles. No British copies in Jisc/Library Hub (formerly COPAC), Worldcat: University of Virginia only in US. cf. The Novel in English: a bibliographical Addition to Andrew Block’s The English Novel, 263, a.