Bath, (England): C. Pope for A. Millar, 1762. 8vo (8.3", 30 cm). [iv], vi, 8, 339, , 21 pp., blank leaf.
First edition: Sarah Fielding, "extremely well-read in Greek, Latin, French and English," was a novelist who featured heroines facing stifled intellects, forced marriage and barriers to earning a living. This translation was the last of her "unfailingly intelligent and ground-breaking works." - Feminist Companion. The sizeable list of subscribers include philanthropists Richard Allen and Elizabeth Montagu.
CERL GB-UkOxU.01.010051910. DNB. Contemporary speckled calf; sides with ornamental gilt border, decorated corners and board edges; spine with gilt-decorated raised bands and compartments with flowers and ruled borders, one with a morocco label. All edges stained red in a mottled pattern. Royal blue endpapers. Joints starting. A beautiful and well-preserved production of an important work. Near Fine. Item #872