8°, circa 17,3 x 11,3 cm., 164 pp., title in red and black. Contemporary simply blue wrapper Early probably second edition in the year of the first. Supposedly translated from the English but in fact an original work by the actress Madame Riccoboni (1714-1792) with some autobiographical elements. It proved to be very successful and influential and is considered to be one of the most important novels written by a woman in the 18th century. - Endpaper with older stamp of a private library, lower margin with stain throughout, never touching the text, else quite nice, uncut, in its first simple wrapper (some loss to the spine, but solid).