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SCUDÉRY, Madeleine de (1607--1701)
Conversations sur divers sujets. Tome premier (second).
Paris: chez Loüis Billaine, 1680.
2 vols ; 16.4 cm. (12º)
I: [36], 384 p.
II: [2], 385--837, [3] p.

Anonymous. By Madeleine de Scudéry, cf. A.A. Barbier, Ouvrages anonymes, I, 757e. Page 68 misnumbered 66; final leaf is blank. Another issue has a title-page with the imprint of Claude Barbin and an additional engraved title-plate (see BNF copy). Mademoiselle de Scudéry was a leading figure in the seventeenth century French literary salons, and was satirized in Molière's comedies Les Précieuses ridicules (1659) and Les Femmes savantes (1672).

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on free-endpapers John Soane / 1805, and in pencil in vol. I 2 tom. 2s d6.

Binding C18th calf, gilt-tooled spine compartments, gilt edges.

Reference Number 1026


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