Partial set, 8 volumes of a set of 15. [Versailles Historical Series], Boston: Hardy, Pratt, & Co., 1902,. Cour de France Edition, numbered 1070 of a limited edition of 1250.
Three quarter crushed morocco leather over tawny watered silk, covers with gilt fleur-de-lys decoration. Color frontispiece on each volume. 119 photogravure illustrations (mostly portraits), 4 typogravure illustrations.
In wonderful condition with 4 volumes unopened and all with only minor defects including light wear to hinges and cover edges and a small chip to one spine head.
A collection of letters and memoirs telling the story of the French court at Versailles.
"The Correspondence of Madame, the Princess Palantine, Marie-Adélaïde de Savoie, and Madame de Maintenon"
"The Journal and Memoirs of the Marquis d'Argenson" (2 Volumes)
"Memoirs and Letters of Cardinal de Bernis" (2 Volumes)
"Letters of Mademoiselle Lespinasse"
"The Life and Letters of Madame Elisabeth de France"
"The Book of the Ladies" by Pierre de Bourdeille
Essays by Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804-69) are included in all of the works, translated by Katharine
Prescott Wormeley (1830-1908), a Civil War nurse and head of a Union army hospital who became one of the most famous translators in 19th century America.
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