Madame de Maintenon d'apres sa Correspondance Authentique (Signed copy)
Signed by Mathieu Auguste Geffroy, with a handwritten letter
First edition. Volume one only (of two). Hardback, rebound in quarter leather, with five raised bands and gilt titling to spine, marbled paper covered boards. Top edge marbled. 19 × 12cm, lxxxi + 349pp. French text.
This is a selection of Madame de Maintenon's letters. Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, was a French noblewoman who secretly married King Louis XIV. Although she was never considered queen of France, she was one of the King's closest advisers.
This copy is in very good condition. There is light rubbing to the leather's extremities and board's edges. Inoffensive marginal pencil marks with the occasional comment, and a some minor spotted foxing, Otherwise the book remains in good solid shape.