Lettres inédites de Mme de Sévigné. by SÉVIGNÉ, Marie de…

SÉVIGNÉ, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de (1626-1696).

Lettres inédites de Mme de Sévigné. Paris, Bossange et Masson, 1819.

Second Edition. 8vo (168 x 94 mm), pp. [xc], 300, some slight colouring to text, bound and rebound in mottled calf (lower board), marbled front board, rudely rebacked in leather, front pastedown to match the front board, rear pastedown and front free endpaper marbled and contemporary with the earlier calf binding, marbled edges.

A collection of letters by the famous Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sévigné (1626-96), a French aristocrat and literata. Most letters were addressed to her daughter or family members, commenting with wit on French aristocratic life. Her correspondence was already admired, copied and circulated during her lifetime; some of her letters first appeared in print in a clandestine edition of 1725. The present was to accompany the editions published by Bossange et Masson in 1818 and in 1818-19, with additional material by Madame Sévigné from Klostermann’s edition of 1814.

OCLC lists Cambridge, Bodleian, UMD, Brown and UCSB.

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