1778 Gil Blas History & Adventures Le Sage Literature CLASSIC 4v English

SAGE, Alain Rene le

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“I am happy and content because I think I am.”

― Alain-René Le Sage

 

Originally published in 1735, Alain-Rene Lesage’s “Adventures of Gil Blas” is a picaresque novel dealing with the life of Gil Blas, a true ‘rags to riches’ story. It is considered one of literature’s first realistic novels.

 

This rare 1778 edition was translated into English from the French of M. de La Sage, to which is prefixed an account of the author’s life illustrated with copper plates.

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1778 Gil Blas History & Adventures Le Sage Literature CLASSIC 4v English

 

“I am happy and content because I think I am.”

― Alain-René Le Sage

 

Originally published in 1735, Alain-Rene Lesage’s “Adventures of Gil Blas” is a picaresque novel dealing with the life of Gil Blas, a true ‘rags to riches’ story. It is considered one of literature’s first realistic novels.

 

This rare 1778 edition was translated into English from the French of M. de La Sage, to which is prefixed an account of the author’s life illustrated with copper plates.

 

Item number: #7473

Price: $550

 

SAGE, Alain Rene le

 

The history and adventures of Gil Blas de Santillane.

 

London: sold by J. Massey, R. Sprout, W. Salton, R. Tonlinson, J. Dursley [and 5 others in London], mdcclxxvii [1778].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 4 volumes
    • I – viii, iii, [1], 279, [1]
    • II – vi, 244
    • III – x, 266
    • IV – viii, 273, [1]
  • Provenance: Handwritten
    • G. Warren, June 12, 1873
    • Walker
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
    • I – Visible repair, front inner hinge
  • Size: ~7in X 4.25in (18cm x 11cm)

 

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Categories

Literature

Arts & Architecture

Authors

SAGE, Alain Rene le

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete