Very Good. Item #6659
London: Printed for J. Sewell, Longman and Rees, 1801. Seven octavo volumes. Calf-backed marbled paper covered boards with black and red spine labels and gilt tooling to spine. Translated into English from the original French.
Spine leather cracked in spots with some loss. Edges worn and corners bumped with exposure. Cracked at hinges of volumes one and four but bindings are holding. Armorial bookplate of John Davies, Esq to front pastedown of each volume. Toning to pages.
Mme de Sevigne's letters, praised for their wit and complexity, have earned her a place of distinction in 17th-century French literature.