The Memoirs of Ninon de L'Enclos, with Her Letters to Monsr de St Evremond and to the Marquis de Sevigné. Collected and Translated from the French, By a Lady.
Place and Imprint: London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley, 1761.
Edition: First edition in English.
Bibliographical References: ESTC T61467; Norton, Some Uncollected Authors, Book Collector, Winter, 1959, 2.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 28249
Physical Description2 vols, 12mo, 19th-century brown half calf, marbled paper boards and matching endpapers, red and green morocco spine labels, gilt decorations and lettering, t.e.g.
CommentsOne of the earliest works by Elizabeth Griffith (1727-93), the interesting English playwright and novelist, who resorted to translation at the beginning in her career to support her penniless husband. Ninon de L'Enclos (1620-1705) was a famous French courtesan, patron of the arts and friend to many in literary circles. Though based on her Memoirs, much of the text is by Elizabeth Griffith, including the letters to the Marquis de Sevigné, and it reads much like an epistolary novel.
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