Madame de Maintenon's Copy, With Her Arms in Gilt on the Covers, and With an ALS Laid In

    [Madame de Maintenon]. Guillaume Joseph Grelot. Relation Nouvelle d'un Voyage de Constantinople. Paris: en la Boutique de Pierre Rocolet, chez la veuve de Damien Foucault, 1680. First edition. Quarto. With twelve (of thirteen) engraved plates, most folding, and four engraved in-text illustrations. Contemporary full polished calf with the gilt arms of Madame de Maintenon on the covers, a gilt-decorated spine, and a red morocco spine label. Marbled endpapers. Housed in a custom clamshell box. A few repaired tears to some plates. Minor, mostly marginal foxing. Tender joints, but holding firm. A wonderful copy, with a distinguished provenance. An important work, containing the earliest detailed plans of St. Sophia and other monuments in Constantinople. This copy includes a two-page Autograph Letter Signed by Madame Maintenon to the Duke of Noailles. From a private collection from New Orleans.

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