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The englishman’s fortnight in Paris; or, the art of ruining himself there in a few days. By an observer. Translated from the French. Jean Jacques RUTLEDGE.
The englishman’s fortnight in Paris; or, the art of ruining himself there in a few days. By an observer. Translated from the French
The englishman’s fortnight in Paris; or, the art of ruining himself there in a few days. By an observer. Translated from the French

The englishman’s fortnight in Paris; or, the art of ruining himself there in a few days. By an observer. Translated from the French

London: printed for T. Durham, at Charing-Cross; and G. Kearsly, at No. 46, in Fleet-Street, 1777. First Edition. Quarter-bound Leather. 8vo: [2],x,222pp. Contemporary leather spine in six compartments between raised bands, recent red morocco lettering piece gilt, marbled sides and end papers. Joints skillfully and almost imperceptibly reinforced, marbled sides heavily rubbed, top of title page (including word 'The') supplied in excellent facsimile. Internally, a Fine, bright copy, pages fresh and free of foxing, browning and stains. ESTC Citation No. N31079 (distinct from ESTC T131522, which Durham and Kearsly brought out the same year in duodecimo and which does not have the following note below the date on the title page present in our copy: "This work may be had of the above booksellers in French, printed from the Paris edition, which was suppressed in that country."). Near Fine. Item #BB0796

First Edition. The novelized first-person account of a young English lord's debauched sojourn—prostitutes, gambling, horse-racing, drink—in the French capitol, translated by Rutledge from his ’La quinzaine angloise à Paris.' N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.

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