Lot 154

Royal Binding.- Staël-Holstein (Germaine de)

De la littèrature considerée dans ses rapports avec les institutions sociales…, 2 vols, second edition, half titles, a little marking, bookplate of Basil Jacob, contemporary speckled calf, covers ruled in gilt with floral motifs, spine richly gilt with lettering pieces, featuring arms of the Duchess d’Orléans, rubbed and a little scuffed, Crapelet, Paris, [1801]; Corinne ou l’Italie, 3 vols, first London edition,  half-titles, some foxing to peripheral leaves, a little spotting and marking, first two leaves of vol. 3 restored with loss of text, bookplates, contemporary quarter marbled morocco, spines gilt, a.e.y., corners bumped, M. Peltier, 1808; Considerations on the Principal Events of the French Revolution, 3 vols, first edition in English, occasional spotting, bookplate, contemporary calf over marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges, rubbed and a little scuffed,  Baldwin, Cradock, & Joy, 1818; with another work on a similar subject (9)

*** Madame de Staël (1755-1817) was a French-Swiss woman of letters and political propagandist. She established her own salon as a centre of progressive intellectual discussions. She greatly influenced European thought and literature with her enthusiasm for German Romanticism.

First work’s provenance. From the library of Marie Amélie, Princess of Naples and Sicily (1782-1866), and later queen of France, wife of Louis Philippe I.

Estimate: £400-£600