La Princesse de Clèves. by LAFAYETTE, Marie-Madeleine de,

La Princesse de Clèves. by LAFAYETTE, Marie-Madeleine de,
  • Another image of La Princesse de Clèves. by LAFAYETTE, Marie-Madeleine de,
  • Another image of La Princesse de Clèves. by 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, [1] 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.

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