Item #8790 The Death of Madame. Madame de LA FAYETTE.

The Death of Madame

Harrison of Paris (1931). 25pp.

Item #8790

The seventh publication of Harrison of Paris, translated by Monroe Wheeler, which recounts the death of Charles I's daughter (Louis XIV's sister-in-law), which the author had witnessed. A lovely little book bound in full vellum in the publisher's black paper-covered clamshell box titled in gilt. Printed on Iridescent Imperial Japan vellum, and limited to 325 copies. See, Ford, Published in Paris @335-36.
The book and box are laid into a mailing envelope with Monroe Wheeler's penned notations and another notation in the hand of his longtime companion Glenway Wescott ("I don't suppose you want to provide Brooke [Astor] with this? Worthy of her or, the opposite"). Laid into the book is Wheeler's ex libris.

Price: $250.00

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