A Paris chez Pissot : 1782
1st ed. 12mo, 4 volumes. Contemporary calf, but heavily worn.
Contains a “Preliminary speech on French novels.” , excerpts from a variety of works, and an essay on the origin of novels invented before the Christian era. The Count of Tressan was a French soldier, physicist and writer, known mainly for his adaptations of medieval novels of chivalry. He was a childhood friend of Louis XV, then became lieutenant-general and aide-de-camp to the king at the Battle of Fontenoy. Appointed governor of Toul and called by King Stanislas to the court of Lunéville, he received the title of grand mar... View More...