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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