Mme. De LaFayette The Princess of Cleves.
Translated by Helen Ashton. First published 1678, Paris. Usually credited as the first real (concerned with real people and their feelings) novel. Mme de La Fayette feared being found out as a writer and so published anonymously. This early 20th c. translation comes with an introduction and historical notes. Rough cut pages. Attractive olive brown cloth with red cloth spine. George Routledge & Sons Ltd., no date. 286 pgs, Hb. USED. $15.00