Histoire de Fleur d'Epine, conte
Paris: Rue S. Jacques; Chez Jean Fr. Josse, Libr. Imp. ord. de S. M. Cath. la Reine d’Esp. seconde Doüairiere, a la Fleur de Lys d’Or. 1730. First Edition
12mo, (iv), 275, (1)pp, [-]2, A-Y8+4. Z6 (Z6 blank), cont. calf, spine gilt, worn, hinges cracked but cords still sound, lacking title label.
Hamilton wrote, partly for the amusement of Henrietta Bulkley, sister of Anne, Duchess of Berwick, to whom he was much attached, four ironic and extravagant contes: Le Bélier, Fleur d'Epine, Les quatre Facardins and Zénéyde. During his lifetime they circulated in manuscript and the first three were first published some ten years after his death.
The patron of the printer, Jean Francois Josse, mentioned in the imprint, was Maria Anna of Neuburg (1667-1740) Dowager Queen of Spain 1700-1740.
Tchermerzine III, 658 OCLC 12303437 Gumuchian 2930
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