Paul and Virginia.
London: W.S. Orr & Co., 1839. Full morocco, 9 3/4 inches tall. A splendid full morocco by Bayntun in pristine condition, inside and out. With gilt raised bands, elegant gilt framed panels and boards. All edges gilt. Wide gilt dentelles and silk end papers. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. A hugely popular novel originally printed in France in 1788. Bernardin's beliefs echo those of Enlightenment philosophers such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau as he contrasts the social class divisions in eighteenth-century French society with those of the noble inhabitants of Mauritius. With 330 engraved illustrations, 30 of which are full page.