“DO NOT BEGIN THE STORY OF MY LIFE TILL I HAVE TOLD YOU A SHORT TALE…”
LE SAGE, Alain Rene. The Adventures of Gil Blas. London, 1802. Three volumes.
Large-paper edition of Smollett’s renowned translation, illustrated with 11 copper-engraved plates by Thomson, and extra-illustrated with 24 copper-engraved plates by Smirke, for a total of 35 illustrations, beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Hammond. $1250.