De SEVIGNE, Madame (Marie de Rabutin-Chantal)

Letters of Madame De Sevigne to Her Daughter and Her Friends. An Enlarged Edition, Translated From The Paris Edition of 1806.

Published: London: for many, 1811.

Date: 1811

9 volumes, 7" x 4-5/8", engraved frontis in volumes 1 & 2. Bound in contemporary 1/2 brown morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spines, all edges tinted red.

Mme de Sevigne's letters play an important role in the novel "In Search of Lost Time" by Marcel Proust where they figure as the favorite reading of the narrator's grandmother, and, following her death, his mother.

Hinges fine, overall a VERY GOOD set.

Leather - hardcover


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