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    [Madame de Maintenon]. [Laurent Angliviel de la Beaumelle]. Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de ... Maintenon... Amsterdam: 1755-1756. First edition. From a private collection from New Orleans.

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    Six twelvemo volumes. Bound with portrait of Madame de Maintenon and engraved title-page, but this set is bound without the portrait of the author. Contemporary full mottled calf, spines tooled in gilt in compartments, burgundy and brown gilt morocco lettering labels, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled endleaves. Joints worn and a bit tender, some light wear to bindings, portrait of Madame de Maintenon is partially mounted. Still, a good set. Housed in cloth clamshell case. Each book with the bookplate of P. Acard. This set is often sold as part of a collection of fifteen volumes (the other six volumes being Madame de Maintenon's Letters), but this is the complete biography.

    Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635-1719) was the second wife of Louis XIV, and had major influence at court, although she was never officially recognized as queen.



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    April, 2014
    2nd Wednesday
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