THE SARACEN, OR MATILDA AND MALEK ADHEL, A CRUSADE-ROMANCE, From the French of Madame Cottin, With an Historical Introduction, by J. Michaud, the French Editor. Four Volumes in Two. Madame Sophie Cottin, née Marie Ristaud.
THE SARACEN, OR MATILDA AND MALEK ADHEL, A CRUSADE-ROMANCE, From the French of Madame Cottin, With an Historical Introduction, by J. Michaud, the French Editor. Four Volumes in Two ...

THE SARACEN, OR MATILDA AND MALEK ADHEL, A CRUSADE-ROMANCE, From the French of Madame Cottin, With an Historical Introduction, by J. Michaud, the French Editor. Four Volumes in Two. New York: Printed and published by Isaac Riley, 1810. 12mo, four volumes in two, contemporary nineteenth-century full leather, gold rules on spine panels, red leather title pieces. First U.S. edition. The fourth of the author's "five novels, popular in their day, which combined a moral strain with sensation and sentimentality ... MATHILDE (1805), a tale of the Crusades, so successful that it influenced women's fashion ..." - Harvey and Heseltine (eds), The Oxford Companion to French Literature (1966), p. 172. Shaw & Shoemaker 19874 (three holdings). Leather scuffed, a very good copy. (#134558).

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