Lettres de Mademoiselle de Lespinasse avec une notice biographique par Jules Janin.
by LESPINASSE, Julie de (1732-1776).
Paris:: Amyot, ., 1847. Small 8vo. , 595 pp. Half-title. Original full dark green gilt-stamped morocco, a.e.g. The noteworthy endleaves are elaborately blind-embossed; corners showing, rubbed. The publisher's rubber-stamp guarantee is found on the verso of the half-title. Foxed throughout. Very good. With a fore-edge painting of the "Château de Coppet," painted by Steven S. Clair Smallwood – pinxit, Quincimenetto ... Italie, XI/MMIII. [November 2003], signed. Born to poverty and illegitimately, Julie de Lespinasse is best-known today for these letters, first published in 1809, which offer accounts of two tragic love affairs.
(Inventory #: FF205)
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