LOT 638
SOLD €110,00

(Abbé J. Olivier). La vie et avantures du seigneur Rozelli

Qui contiennent l'histoire de sa naissance, de son esclavage, de son état monastique, de sa prison dans l'inquisition, & de ses différentes figures qu'il a faites, tant en Italie, qu'en France & en Hollande, jusqu'à sa mort, enrichie d'un grand nombre de tailles-douces. Quatrième edition, revue, corigée & augmentée. Paris, C. Rapin, 1722, 3 parts in 1 vol., (6),359,(1); (2),290; 45 (suite) pp., w. 2 ident. enr. frontisp. and 16 plates, contemp. vellum, sm. 8vo.

Some wormholes in inner blank margin near spine, not affecting text or images; vellum w. 2 nibbled spots. Rare edition. A good copy of a work that is sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe. The first edition was published in 1708 and it was republished many times in several translations. The picaresque and naughty adventures of Lucio Rozelli, born in Naples, who travelled through Europe. The last part of his adventures takes place in Holland.

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