4 June 2008
LA FAYETTE, Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, Comtesse de (1634-93). Zayde, histoire espagnole. Par M. De Segrais. Paris: La Compagnie des Libraires associés, 1764.
2 volumes, 12° (142 x 80mm). Title ornament, type-ornament and woodcut headpieces. Contemporary French red morocco gilt, central arms of the Comtesse d'Artois [Olivier 2251, fer 2] on sides, flat spines with 2 citron labels, blue endpapers, gilt edges (tiny bit of wear at corners). Provenance: Marie-Thérèse de Savoie, Comtesse d'Artois (1756-1805; binding) -- W. Grant (flyleaf signature) -- A.L. McLaughlin (bookplate; sale Sotheby's Monaco, 7 October 1980, lot 1788).
Third edition. The library of the Comtesse d'Artois, daughter of Victor Amadeus III and wife of the later Charles X, formed under the guidance of Felix Nogaret, was considered one of the most important of its day (Olivier). Tchermerzine VI, 347. (2)
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