Paul and Virginia: Translated from the French of Bernardin St. Pierre . . . Embellished with several fine Engravings on Wood, from Designs by Westall. Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Helen Marie Williams.

Paul and Virginia: Translated from the French of Bernardin St. Pierre . . . Embellished with several fine Engravings on Wood, from Designs by Westall.

Dayton, O. Published by B. F. Ells, 1848. First Dayton edition of this evergreen Romantic French tale of sensibility. Small 4to, original gilt-stamped brown cloth, 112 pages. Frontis and full-page wood engravings (with decorative borders) in the text. Cloth somewhat worn; foxing and some light staining throughout; a good, sound copy. Item #12333

An uncommon Ohio imprint, unusual for its illustrations. The anti-slavery theme likely met a congenial audience in the Dayton region. Morgan, Ohio Imprints, 7210.

Price: $100.00