London: Printed for J. Nourse, 1756, 1756. First edition of the first and only English translation. Sale 83; NCBEL II, 919. Very good copy.. 8vo, contemporary calf rebacked, red leather label, gilt lettering. A scarce entry into the genre of works inspired by Samuel Richardson's popular novel Pamela or Virtue Rewarded (1741), this one by Venetian playwright and librettist Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793), who, according to Sale, took considerable liberties with Richardson's plot. Goldoni's Pamela is bound with, as issued, the first English edition of his play The Father of the Family. (Inventory #: 27162)
English & American Literature, Americana, First Editions, Bibliography
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