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1 Holstein, Mad. De Stael (Anne Louise Germaine) Corinna, or Italy. Vol. III
London Samuel Tipper 1807 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
435 pp + notes. Dark brown leather spine and corners, marbled hard boards. Vol. III only (of 3). First English edition. Leather corners are rubbed, spine a bit rubbed, back board detached and front board threatening. Spine label is detached but present and has been living at the title page where it has left a ghost shadow. Inside front board has had an old book plate that's been removed, first blank has an old owner's inscript, paper a bit browned but otherwise clean and unmarked, book block solid. The author was a prominent anti-Napoleonist, novelist and salonist, whose guests included Talleyrand and Gouverneur Morris. " she journeyed to Italy accompanied by Schlegel and Sismondi, and there gathered the materials of her most famous work, Corinne,whose main protagonist was inspired by the Italian poet Diodata Saluzzo Roero. She returned in the summer of 1805, and spent nearly a year in writing Corinne; in 1806 she broke the decree of exile and lived for a time undisturbed near Paris. In 1807 Corinne, the first aesthetic romance not written in German, appeared. It is in fact, what it was described as being at the time of its appearance, a picaresque tour couched in the form of a novel. "Tout comprendre rend très-indulgent", commonly translated as '"To know all is to forgive all", is found in Corinne, Book 18, chapter 5."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Price: 99.00 USD
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