LAFAYETTE, Marie-Madeleine de, ~ La Princesse de Clèves. “Amsterdam et se trouve a Paris” [probably Paris], 1786.
2 vols, 12mo (145 × 80 mm), pp. [ii], 254; [ii], 251,  bound without the half-titles to the “Oeuvres” of Madame Lafayette. Eighteenth-century green straight-grain morocco, sides with gilt fillet borders, spines with 5 ruled bands and lettered in gilt, inner gilt dentelles, gilt edges. Duke of Sussex’s copy with gilt monogram to head of each spine. Spines and joints slightly rubbed. A good copy.
A nice copy of this famous novel, issued as volumes 4 & 5 of a set of the works of Madame de Lafayette, but bound separately here without the half-titles from the set and the spines numbered “I” and “II”.
The library of Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex was sold at auction in 1844-45.