"FRANCE'S OUTSTANDING EPISTOLARIAN"
SEVIGNE, Madame de. Lettres Choisies. Tours, 1871.
Limited edition, number 3 of 332 copies (one of 300 on papier vergé), of selected letters by Mme. de Sevigne—not only a vivid and invaluable primary source of information about aristocratic 17th-century France but also an engrossing and moving testament to maternal love, illustrated with etchings by Jean Antoine Valentin Folquier (frontispiece portrait and 17 headpiece vignettes), handsomely bound. $500.