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ALAIN RENE LE SAGE

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“DO NOT BEGIN THE STORY OF MY LIFE
TILL I HAVE TOLD YOU A SHORT TALE…”

LE SAGE, Alain Rene. Adventures of Gil Blas. London, 1809. Four volumes. Deluxe large-paper illustrated edition of this classic of French literature, the first Benjamin Heath Malkin translation and the first to appear with 24 lovely copper-engraved plates by Smirke printed on India paper and mounted, beautifully bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt. $1500.

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“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.

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