May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 308

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
The French Convert.

London: Printed for A. Bettesworth & C. Hitch, 1736.

12mo, ninth edition, lacking initial blank A1 and text leaf E3; the anonymous text sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe or John Macgowan, introductory letter signed A. d'Auborn; bound in contemporary boards without covering material; technically not in ESTC, although likely ESTC T89431, with identical imprint and page count, also labelled "Ninth Edition" on title, this imprint catalogued as printed in 1746 most likely in error; 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 in.

All early editions, 1696-1746 rare in institutional holdings & at auction.