London: C. Dilly, 1792. First edition. Full Calf. 12 Mo (4 x 7), pp. 414, illustrated w/ copper plates. Very Good, w/ professional recasing using original materials, missing pages 371-374. Item #6072
A scarce, possibly unique early British translation, this book appears to have been popular in America, b/c there were numerous editions in the ten years after publication. Mary Wollstonecraft translated Young Grandison by Madame de Cambon, apparently a companion to the present work, which is also known as Young Clarissa. This copy contains a noteworthy inscription in a flowery cursive hand: "A Prize obtained at Mrs. Francis's School by Laura Smith, a few days before she was six years old December 18, 1811 and the first half year she was at the school."