Histoire de Jean de Bourbon, Prince de Carency; par l'auteur des Memoires et Voyage d'Espagne [2 vols]

Histoire de Jean de Bourbon, Prince de Carency; par l'auteur des Memoires et Voyage d'Espagne [2 vols]

Rouen, France: Jacques Amiot, 1710. Hardcover. 2 volumes ([2], 367, [3] p.; 348 p.); 17 cm. Signatures: A6(A1+x1) B-2H6 A-2F6 (12m0). Contemporary full calf with six spine compartments. Leather label in second compartment of vol. 2 with gilt-tooled title: Jean de Bourbon; lacking on vol. 1. Gilt-tooled volume number in third compartments and gilt-tooled decoration in remaining compartments. Gilt-tooled board edges. All page edges speckled red. No date of publication; Privilege du Roy dated May 1710. Title pages in red and black. Remains of armorial bookplate on front fixed endpaper of vol. 2 with motto "Aedes Ca??? in Usum Carthusia ??" The author, Marie-Catherine le Jumel de Barneville, Baroness d'Aulnoy (1651-1705), wrote historical novels (of which this is one), travel accounts, and histories, as well as fairy tales for which she originated the term contes de fées. Her success as an author led to her admission to the Accademia del Ricovvati of Padua, one of only nine women to be admitted. In Good+ Condition: leather is rubbed with minor loss at ends of spines and some loss of gilt; lacking vol. 1 spine label; leather separating over vol. 2 joint, but hinge is solid; 4-cm. tear from fore-edge of vol. 1 p. 359-60, without loss; minor insect damage; occasional light foxing; otherwise clean and tight. Scarce. Good +. Item #002921

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