LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel. Madame de GRAFIGNY, Françoise.
LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel.
LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel.
LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel.
LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel.
LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel.
LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel.
LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel.
LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel.
LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel.
LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel.
LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel.

LETTERS OF A PERUVIAN PRINCESS: With the Sequel.

London: C. Cooke, (1795). 12mo (5.6 in, 14.3 cm). x, 11-172 pp.; ill. Title page indicates "Two volumes in one," "Cooke's edition," and "Embellished with superb engravings."

First illustrated edition: Madame de Grafigny (1695-1758) went from battered wife to "captivating" widow, yet struggled with poverty and political persecution. Ultimately, Grafigny wrote this novel and became a celebrity across Europe and even more famous after her successful play, Cénie. Grafigny's salon became "the literary center of Paris" where she advised and edited other writers. Scholars consider this work to be a masterpiece in which she brings attention to social inequities for women.

OCLC. ESTC N34135. Finely bound by Stikeman & Co. in N.Y.: Full green morocco with gilt lettering to spine, gilt roll-tooled edges to boards, and elaborately gilt turn-ins. Top edge gilt. All gilt bright. Engraved frontispiece "Peruvian Princess" by J. Thornthwaite, one engraved plate "Peruvian Princess, Vol. II" by W. Sommerville, and both printed by T. Kirk. Provenance: C. Chisholm to recto of frontispiece. Top front joint just starting, faint stain does not affect legibility, and top tip of frontispiece with small chip. Remarkably well-preserved, tight, and clean first illustrated edition. Near fine. Item #1156

First illustrated edition.

Price: $750.00

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