LEWIS, Matthew Gregory.

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LEWIS, Matthew Gregory.
Le Moine, translated from English. Paris, chez Maradan, An V
- 1797. 4 volumes in-12 (130 x 79 mm) of an engraved front, 182 pp. for volume I; an engraved front, 185 pp. for volume II; an engraved front, 168 pp. for volume III; an engraved front, 188 pp., 6 pp. for volume IV; spotted basane, gilded frame roller, smooth ornate back, (period binding).
Loliée, 313: "With this book, the terrifying novel is brought to its highest point".
First illustrated edition.
Published at the same time as the non-illustrated translation, it was long considered to be the original.
This masterpiece of the noir novel was rediscovered in the 20th century by Antonin Artaud who gave a new edition. "[The Monk]... finally makes the supernatural a reality like any other" (Babelio quoting
Antonin Artaud).
Very good copy, small old restorations on the back; Prvenance: J.C. Curve (ex-libris).
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