A Prisoner Shares His Memories of an Unconventional Romance [France]. Amusemens d'un Prisonnier. Paris (i.e. Liege): S.n., 1750. [ii], 135, ; [ii], 130 pp. Two parts, each with title page. Endleaf following p. 130 of Part II removed. 12mo. (6-1/4" x 3-3/4"). Contemporary calf, raised bands, lettering piece and gilt ornaments to spine, marbled endpapers, edges rouged. Light rubbing and a few minor nicks to boards, front board beginning to separate, some wear to spine ends and corners, rear hinge cracked. Title pages printed in red and black. Moderate toning, faint dampspotting to margins, light soiling to title pages, small burn hole (?) to rear free endpaper. $950. * First edition. This fictional work concerns a story shared by a young man in prison about a lovely widow who was no longer interested in living in a conventional marriage. Later editions were published in 1751 and 1755. All are scarce. OCLC locates 2 copies of the first edition in North American libraries (University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto). Gay, Bibliographie des Ouvrages Relatifs a l'Amour I, col. 194.
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