Contes Du Chevalier De La MorliÈre. Angola..
In original paper wrappers including decorated front wrapper and publisher's advertisements on rear wrapper. Uncut pages and deckled edges. Spine sunned with some loss at head and tail and occasional traces of foxing; otherwise a very good copy.
A. Quantin, Imprimeur-Éditeur, 7, Rue Saint-Benoit.,
Avec une notice bio-bibliographique par octave uzanne.
(petits conteurs du xviiie siècle).
contents: les chats - les ames rivales - les dons des fées - l' ile de la libertê - les aiuex - alidor et thersandre - les voyageuses.
8vo. 6 x 8.25 inches.  + lx + 220 +  pp. Title page in red and black. Separate reproduction of title page for Angola: Histoire Indienne. ouvrage sans vraisemblance (A Agra) with separate pagination and register.
Illustrated by 2 engraved plates, including portrait frontispiece and by vignette in text. Decorated by title page, head and tailpiece vignettes, by initials and colophon.
Angola, a libertine novel, is the best known work of the playwright, Charles-Jacques-Louis-Auguste Rochette de La Morlière (1719-85). It was first published in Paris in 1746 under the fictitious imprint of Agra. This reprint includes an historical and bibliographical account of the author and his works, by the editor, Octave Uzanne (1851-1931), a famous bibliophile, writer, publisher and journalist, whose research covered eighteenth century authors.
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