MEMOIRS FOR THE HISTORY OF MADAME DE MAINTENON AND OF THE LAST AGE ... TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH BY THE AUTHOR OF THE FEMALE QUIXOTE.

London: Printed for A. Millar, and J. Nourse...[et al], 1757. Five volumes. 12mo. Contemporary calf, spines gilt extra, contrasting labels. Early ink ownership inscription on each title ["James [indecipherable]lough, Tintern Abbey"], bindings worn, with several labels absent and two boards detached and volume one split, small spot on fore-edge of volume five, bookplate in each volume, small ink note in one lower fore-corner, an externally poor, internally very good set. Item #WRCLIT55759

First edition of this translation, published in an edition of one thousand sets (see Small, p. 216). The dedication, to The Countess of Northumberland, is signed by Lennox, and the role of Samuel Johnson having a hand in its composition was formally attributed by Hazen in 1971 at a meeting of the Johnsonians (see Maggs 1038:70). Small, CHARLOTTE RAMSAY LENNOX, pp. 213-16.

Price: $500.00