The Memoirs and Correspondence of Madame d'Epinay, in Three Volumes

By: D'Epinay, Madame [Louise Florence Petronille Tardieu d'Esclavelles]; Freese, J.H.

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First edition, one of 500 copies. Boards lightly soiled, bookplate of Alexander Cochrane on each front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. Complete in three volumes. xlviii, 337, [3]; vii, [1], 348; viii, 356 pp. 8vo. Translated, with an introduction and notes, by J.H. Freese. Includes frontispieces of Madame d'Epinay, Jean Jacques Rousseau, and Le Baron de Grimm. Madame d'Epinay was a French writer, a saloniste and woman of fashion, known on account of her liaisons with Friedrich Melchior, Baron von Grimm, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who gives unflattering reports of her in his Confessions, as well as her acquaintanceship with Denis Diderot, Jean le Rond d'Alembert, Baron d'Holbach and other French men of letters during the Enlightenment. She was also one of many women referenced in Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex as an example of noble expansion of women's rights during the 18th century. - Wikipedia

Title: The Memoirs and Correspondence of Madame d'Epinay, in Three Volumes

Author: D'Epinay, Madame [Louise Florence Petronille Tardieu d'Esclavelles]; Freese, J.H.

Categories: Early Imprints, Literary & Intellectual, French,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: H.S. Nichols Ltd.: 1899

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2289600

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY MEMOIRS MADAME D'EPINAY FRENCH FRANCE COURT SALONIST,