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Méditations sur L'Evangile:. Revues sur les manuscrits originaux et les éditions precedentes les plus correctes.

Paris: Garnier Frères, nd [ca. 1870]. First Edition Thus. Text in French. From the library of Susan Mary Alsop. Born Susan Mary Jay in Rome in 1918, she was the daughter of Peter Augustus Jay (and Susan Alexander McCook) and granddaughter of Augustus Jay (and Emily Astor Kane), both statesmen, legates and/or ambassadors (in Europe, Asia and South America). The Jays, a Huguenot family, produced John Jay, co-author of the Federalist Papers, Foreign Secretary and the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Many of the volumes from her library were from that of her father and grandfather and are so inscribed (as noted). Susan Mary [Jay] Alsop, in addition to being one of the great political hostesses in Washington's circles, was an author in her own right, producing a noted biography of Vita Sackville-West's mother, “Lady Sackville” (1978); and also “Yankees at the Court: The First Americans in Paris” (1982), and “The Congress Dances: Vienna 1814-1815” (1984). Light shelf/edge wear, light toning to spine, tips through, light sun to top of textblock, hint of foxing at preliminaries, else tight, bright and unmarred. Quarterbound, leather spine, brown/dark brown spine labels, five raised bands, gilt lettering and decorative elements, marbled endpages, textblock edges marbled. 12mo. 688pp. Index. Item #5156

Price: $65.00