[Anonymous]. A Winter in Paris; or Memoirs of Madame C****: Written by Herself. London: Printed for Henry Colburn, 1811.

    First edition. Uniformly bound in three twelvemo volumes. 224; 231; 190 pages.

    Original mottled leather bindings with titles and decoration stamped in gilt on the spines. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. Moderate wear and scuffing to boards. Hinges tender and with old repairs. Spines darkened with some loss to gilt. Contents sound with light toning throughout. With the bookplate of Sir Martin Browne Folkes, 1st Baronet of Hillington on the front pastedown of each volume. In very good condition and worthy of further professional conservation.

    A Radcliffean romance in which the heroine's adventures take her from Switzerland to France, then Italy and Portugal. Filled with the typical melodrama of the period - shipwrecks, murder to protect virtue, and chivalry - interleaved with the use of historical figures such as Massena, Volney and Napoleon. From the library of American film actor Glenn Ford, with his armorial bookplate.

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