The Letters of Madam de Maintenon; and other eminent persons in the Age of Lewis XIV. To which are added, some Characters. Translated from the French.

  • Maintenon, Madame de
  • London: Printed for J. Robinson 1753
  • ESTC T89236.

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Description

12mo, pp. viii, 324. Final advertisement leaf discarded. Later half-calf, sponge-mottled boards, spine divided by raised bands, red morocco label, other compartments infilled with a spray pattern in blind. Some soiling and staining. Binding a bit soiled, rubbed at extremities.

Notes

The first English edition of these letters, some 34 years after the death of Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635-1719), the second, unofficial wife of Louis XIV.

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