[GRAFFIGNY, Françoise Paule Huguet de]. ~ Lettres d’une Péruvienne. Nouvelle édition augmentée de plusieurs lettres et d’une introduction à l’histoire. Paris: Duchesne, 1761.
2 vols, 12mo (154 × 88 mm), pp. ix, , 336; 372, plus engraved titles and frontispieces, engraved headpieces (all after Eisen) in each volume. Contemporary calf, gilt, red and green morocco labels. Slightly rubbed, head cap of vol. 2 slightly torn, a very nice copy. Early engraved bookplates of N.F.B. Le Sage.
First published in 1747; Madame de Graffigny’s epistolary novel was a best-seller in numerous early editions. This illustrated version, with the addition of the suite entitled Lettres d’Aza (first published 1748), by Ignace Hugary de Lamache-Courmont, bears an approbation dated 14 September 1759 but was first published in 1752. cf. Cohen-De Ricci 447 (1752 edition).
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