Le Comte de Corke, surnommé le Grand, ou, La Séduction…

Le Comte de Corke, surnommé le Grand, ou, La Séduction sans artifice, suivi de six Nouvelles by GENLIS, Stéphanie Félicité Brulart, comtesse de.
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~ Le Comte de Corke, surnommé le Grand, ou, La Séduction sans artifice, suivi de six Nouvelles Paris: Maradan, An III, 1805.

12mo (180 × 105 mm), pp. xii, 264; [iv], 244, [2], complete with half-titles and final advert leaf. Worm hole inner upper margin in vol. 1, becoming a track/group of tracks on 15 leaves towards the end of vol. 1. Uncut in original pink wrappers with printed labels, paper split at joints but secure, vol. 2 with later inscription: ‘Genlis’.

First edition in book form, rare, of no less than seven novellas by Genlis, which had appeared serially in the Mercure, headed by a tale of Richard Boyle, Earl of Cork (1566-1643) the Elizabethan adventurer-colonist in Ireland. Contents: 1. Le Comte de Corke (preceded by a Notice historique); Trait de la vie de Henri IV; La jeune Pénitente; 2. Les Amans sans amour; Zumelinde; Le Tulipier, conte oriental; Les Savinies, ou, Les deux jumelles Worldcat: Toronto only outside continental Europe. Several editions followed quickly, including at least one of the same year. COPAC/JISC adds a copy at Swansea.

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