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Lettres de Madame de Sevigne, a sa Fille et a ses Amis

By Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne [Edited by A. Grouvelle]

1806 - Paris - Bossange, Masson et Besson

8" by 5.5"; I: (xxxv) 334pp; II: 479pp; III: 478pp; IV: 494pp; V: 480pp; VI: 447pp; VII: 527pp: VIII: 435pp.

 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

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A beautifully-bound set of the famous letters of Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne.

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne (1626-1696) was a French aristocrat whose witty and vivid letters made her an icon of literature in France.

The letters are mostly addressed to her daughter Francoise-Marguerite de Sevigne, with whom she corresponded for nearly thirty years. Madame de Sevigne's correspondence first appeared publicly when a clandestine edition of twenty-eight letters was published in 1725; two more collections followed the next year. The granddaughter of Mme de Sevigne, Pauline de Simiane, later worked with editor Denis-Marius Perrin in order to officially publish hundreds of her grandmother's letters. These appeared between 1734 and 1754.

A "nouvelle edition" , in which the letters are ordered chronologically and arranged with fuller and more accurate historical notes than previous editions.

Volume one has frontispiece portraits of Mme de Sevigne and her daughter Francoise-Marguerite and a folding facsimile of one of Mme de Sevigne's handwritten letters.

In French.

Complete in eight volumes.

CONDITION

Bound in uniform gilt-decorated tan calf. Externally smart with some minor rubbing to the boards; spines slightly faded with some wear to head and foot. Some slight straining to hinges of some volumes, but all are holding firm. Internally firmly bound. Some light spotting throughout, but pages are generally clean and bright. Overall: NEAR FINE.


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