PAUL AND VIRGINIA by BERNARDIN DE SAINT PIERRE Illustrated with etchings by Laguillermie Boston, Estes and Lauriat, no date c. 1880s-1890s Size 4.5 by 7 Green morocco. Spine with 5 bands, decorated in gilt with title label.
Limited edition - #301 (of 500) Very good condition. Text in English ================= Paul et Virginie (known in English as Paul and Virginia) is a novel by Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, first published in 1788. The novel's title characters are friends since birth who fall in love. The story is set on the island of Mauritius under French rule, then named Île de France.Written on the eve of the French Revolution, the novel is recognized as Bernardin's finest work. It records the fate of a child of nature corrupted by the artificial sentimentality of the French upper classes in the late eighteenth century.
Bernardin de Saint-Pierre lived on the island for a time and based part of the novel on a shipwreck he witnessed there. Please see my other auctions Thank You. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.
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