By Gaultier Coste De La Calprenède, first published in ten volumes in 1642.

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First Reading

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Probably an edition in French since purchased for Elizabeth. There was a popular translation into English:

La Calprenède, Gaultier de Coste, seigneur de, d. 1663.
Cassandra. The fam’d romance. Written originally in French and now elegantly rendered into English by an honorable person.
London : printed for Humphrey Moseley and are to be sold at his shop at the Princes Armes in St Pauls Churchyard, 1652.
8vo., [2], 232 p. ;
Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), L106
Translation by Sir Charles Cotterell

Reprinted for Mosely 1661, 1664, 1667, 1676
No copy in the PL.

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Cassandra the fam'd romance : the whole work : in five parts / written originally in French ; now elegantly rendred into English by a person of quality.
La Calprenède, Gaultier de Coste, seigneur de, d. 1663., Cotterell, Charles, Sir, d. 1701.
London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley ... William Bentley and Thomas Heath ..., M.DC.LII [1652]
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