Mademoiselle de La Fayette, an Historical Novel, Illustrating the Character and Manners of the Court of Louis XIII. By Madame de Genlis. Two Volumes in One. First American Edition, revised, with additional Notes. Stéphanie Félicité Genlis, comtesse de.
Mademoiselle de La Fayette, an Historical Novel, Illustrating the Character and Manners of the Court of Louis XIII. By Madame de Genlis. Two Volumes in One. First American Edition, revised, with additional Notes.

Mademoiselle de La Fayette, an Historical Novel, Illustrating the Character and Manners of the Court of Louis XIII. By Madame de Genlis. Two Volumes in One. First American Edition, revised, with additional Notes.

Baltimore: Published by Edward J. Coale; and by Eastburn, Kirk, & Co., New-York; and Mathew Carey, Philadelphia. P Mauro, Printer, 1814. First American edition. 2 vols in 1, contemporary (likely original) red calf spine and dark calf corners, marbled boards, 7.25 x 4.25 inches, 140, [2]; 156, [2] pages. Some loss to the calf at the corners and some loss to the marbled paper; some browning and dust-soiling; a very good copy. Item #19907

A popular historical novel from the French author and educational reformer; the preface to this American edition offers some hint to the reason for Baltimore as the primary city of publication for this novel: “With all its interesting incidents, its moral, not to say pious tendency, will be approved by all, more especially by those of the Roman Church.” The first edition in French appeared in 1813; the first edition in English appeared in London the same year as this American edition. With a final leaf of ads for titles available from Coale and Eastburn, Kirk. American Imprints 31569. Modern bookplate on the front paste-down.

Price: $250.00

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