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Recueil des Lettres de Madame Marquise de Sevigne

 
Recueil des Lettres de Madame Marquise de Sevigne by SEVIGNY, Marquise de (1780)
Author: SEVIGNY, Marquise de
Title: Recueil des Lettres de Madame La Marquise de Sevigne
 
Year: 1780
Publisher: Jean-Edme Dufour & Phil. Roux
Place: Maestricht - Maastricht
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
 
Price: £450
 
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'Nouvelle edition' bound in very pretty English, or perhaps Scottish, polished calf with circular black morocco volume numbers and red morocco lettering pieces to the spine. Bookplate of 'Kinnaird' to each volume: George Kinnaird was a Scottish banker and art collector whose collection was boosted by the dispersal of the Orleans collection in 1792. Contemporary shelf-marks to the bookplate and a note on the pastedown in the first volume which records the original cost of the set. A most attractive set. Madame de Sevigny's letters which are celebrated for their wit and immediacy were addressed to her daughter and achieved huge popularity in the eighteenth century.
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