Lettres Choisies de Madame de Sevigne Avec une Notice par M. Poujoulat.
by SEVIGNE, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de (1626-1696).
Tours:: Alfred Mame, 1871., 1871. Tall 8vo. xxvi, 411,  pp. Engraved frontis. port., numerous engraved illus. by V. Foulquier portraying the matter of the letters. Original half maroon morocco, gilt-decorated spine, raised bands, marbled boards, all edges gilt. Near fine. Handsomely bound edition of the historically important letters of Madame de Sevigne. These correspondence are masterpieces of French prose from a decidedly turbulent period. They reflect the social and political goings-on in the age of King Louis XIV, and offer a personal insight into a member of the French aristocracy. The subjects of Madame de Sevigne's letters are deftly illustrated in a series of engravings by Jean Antoine Valentin Foulquier (1822-1896), painter and engraver who also illustrated books of some celebrated authors.
(Inventory #: SW1247)
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