The Life of Madam de Maintenon; translated from the French [parts 1 and 2]. Laurent Angliviel de La Beaumelle.
The Life of Madam de Maintenon; translated from the French [parts 1 and 2]

The Life of Madam de Maintenon; translated from the French [parts 1 and 2]

London: J. Robinson; G. Woodfall; Lockyer Davis, 1753. Hardcover. 2 volumes in 1: xi, [1], 263, [1] p.; v, [1], 125, [1] p.; 17 cm. (12mo). Contemporary full speckled calf; remains of black leather label in center of spine with gilt-tooled title; gilt-tooled decoration on the rest of the spine. Former owner's name pencilled on front free endpaper: John ap Thomas Jones. Part 2 title page states printed for G. Woodfall, and L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1760. First edition of the English translation and abridgement of Mémoires pour Servir à l'Histoire de Madame de Maintenon by Laurent Angliviel de La Beaumelle (1726-1773). The subject of this biography, Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635–1719), was the second wife of King Louis XIV of France. In 1684 she established a school for girls from poorer noble families, the Maison Royale de Saint-Louis. In Very Good- Condition: loss of part of spine label; minor loss at head of spine; front joint starting at head; title page slightly soiled; minor foxing; otherwise, clean and tight. Very Good -. Item #005052

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