La Princess de Clèves. by [LA FAYETTE, Marie-Madeleine Pioche de…

La Princess de Clèves. by [LA FAYETTE, Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, Madame de].
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  • Another image of La Princess de Clèves. by [LA FAYETTE, Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, Madame de].
  • Another image of La Princess de Clèves. by [LA FAYETTE, Marie-Madeleine Pioche de la Vergne, Madame de].

~ La Princess de Clèves. Paris: Compagnie des Libraires Associés, 1741.

12mo (161 × 90 mm), pp. [6], 204; [4], 209, [3]. Old ink stain to foot of final leaf, a few tears and paper flaws, the most serious being the upper margin torn away from 2 leaves (2, pp. 109-12) Contemporary calf, gilt panelled spine. Spine rather rubbed and faded. A modest copy. Early engraved bookplate of N.F.B. Le Sage.

First printed in 1678, with numerous reprints, a milestone in the history of European fiction, generally considered the first historical novel and the first psychological novel.

Keywords: french, literature, novels, women
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