Rosa, ou Fille mendiante et ses bienfaiteurs... by BENNETT, Agnes…

Rosa, ou Fille mendiante et ses bienfaiteurs... by BENNETT, Agnes Maria. Louise BRAYER-ST.-LÉON, translator.
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  • Another image of Rosa, ou Fille mendiante et ses bienfaiteurs... by BENNETT, Agnes Maria. Louise BRAYER-ST.-LÉON, translator.
  • Another image of Rosa, ou Fille mendiante et ses bienfaiteurs... by BENNETT, Agnes Maria. Louise BRAYER-ST.-LÉON, translator.

~ Rosa, ou Fille mendiante et ses bienfaiteurs... Paris: Lepetit and Pougens, ‘au magasin des romans nouveaux’, An VI 1798.

10 vols, 12mo (120 × 75 mm), pp. 187, [1]; [4], 187, [1]; [4], 200; [4], 207, [1]; [4], 200; [4], 216; [4], 216; [4], 228, [4], 195, [1]; [4], 225, complete with half-titles to the ‘Oeuvres complètes’, plus 10 engraved frontispieces. Some titles and frontispieces spotted or stained, but overall very clean and fresh. Contemporary quarter calf, spines with red and green labels, gilt, vellum tips. A most attractive copy

Agnes Maria Bennett’s Minerva Press novel, The Beggar Girl (1797) first appeared in Mme. Brayer-St.-Léon’s translation earlier in 1798, in 7 volumes. This pretty set in 10 volumes, each with a frontispiece illustration, though separately bound (and numbered on the spines 1-10) was issued as vols 5-14 of the Oeuvres complètes

‘The Beggar Girl and her Benefactors was published in seven volumes in 1797; it was supposedly based on existing characters at Tooting and was dedicated to the duchess of York, near whom Anna Bennett then lived. The Beggar Girl was very popular, and had some distinguished admirers’ (Oxford DNB).. cf. Rochedieu p. 21 (for the 7 volume edition of the same year).

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