London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co., 1822. A New Edition. Fine in Half Red Levant.
Later half red levant gilt, raised bands with single gilt fillets, gilt–lettering in compartments, all edges gilt; Sik place holder ribbons. Later gift inscription on front flyleaf. 12mo. 6.5 inches tall. Illustrated with 24 tissue-guarded steel engravings including frontispieces from paintings by Robert Smirke. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling;
A handsome, collectible set.
Fine / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #16023
This picaresque novel by Alain-René Lesage published was first between 1715 and 1735. This work is both universal and French within a Spanish context.
One of the earliest realistic novels. It concerns the education and adventures of an adaptable young valet as he progresses from one master to the next. Unlike most novels of the genre, it ends happily.
The lengthy tale recounts the education and swashbuckling adventures of an adaptable young valet as he progresses from one master to the next, making his way from naive youth to cunning servant to landed proprietor and nobleman... with a stint in jail, bereavements, and fits of remorse along the way. Finally, our hero learns compassion and achieves tranquillity in a life in the country.