The Secret Correspondence of Madame De Maintenon, with the Princess Des Ursins: From the Original Manuscripts in the Possession of The Duke De Choiseul, in Three Volumes

De Maintenon, Marquise (Frances D'Aubigne)

Published by George B. Wittaker, Ave Maria Lane, London, 1827
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Arizona Book Gallery (Phoenix, AZ, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since March 28, 1999

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 300.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

2 engraved frontspiece portraits. Three-quarter dark blue morocco, marbled boards and matching endpapers, t.e.g., others uncut. Five raised bands, elaborate tooling in the compartments. Armorial bookplates of Viscount Birkenhead (Frederick Edwin Smith): First Earl of Birkenhead, brilliant orator and wit, he was Lord Chancellor of England (1919) and also Secretary of State for India (1824-8). Birkenhead was created an earl for his part in the Irish settlement in 1921. "Le Roi Soleil" and "Le Grand Monarque," Louis XIV (King of France 1643-1715), builder of the Palace of Versaille, after the death of his queen, Marie Therese of Austria, married Madam de Maintenon morganatically (1684). She had an important part in bringing him to his religious devotion of his later years, after a life of pomp and extravagence. Louis XIV's reign marked the apogee of the monarchial idea in politics and was the golden age for the arts. Mme de Maintenon was the last of his mistresses, whom he married secretly when she was in her fiftieth year and he in his forty-seventh. In acetate wraps. Bookseller Inventory # 010810

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Secret Correspondence of Madame De ...

Publisher: George B. Wittaker, Ave Maria Lane, London

Publication Date: 1827

Binding: Three-Quarter Leather

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

All books returnable within 30 days of receipt with prior notice.


Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal