1814 Les Souvenirs Prophétiques d'une Sibylle by Mlle Lenormand

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FULL TITLE:  Les Souvenirs Prophétiques d'une Sibylle, sur les causes secrètes de son arrestation, le 11 décembre 1809.

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Full Title Page: Les Souvenirs Prophétiques d'une Sibylle, sur les causes Secretes de son Arrestation, le 11 Decembre 1809, Paris, Ornés d'une Gravure, par Mlle. M.A. Le Normand. A Paris, Chez l'Auteur, rue de Tournon, no. 5, faub. S.G. et à son Magasin de Librairie, rue du Petit Bourbon S. Suplice, no.1. M.DCC.XIV, 1814.

Written by Mlle. M.A. Le Normand (Marie-Anne Adélaïde) [1772-1843]

Published Chez l'Auteur, Paris, 1814 

 

DESCRIPTION:

Lenormand. Les Souvenirs Prophétiques d'une Sibylle, sur les causes secrètes de son arrestation, le 11 décembre 1809. Paris: 18141st Edition, 8to, pp. ix, 596 (p.596 printed as 196, misnumbering begins at 194): Frontispiece; 22 cm, missing half-title with author statement of legitimacy on verso, and where is sometimes found Lenormand's signature of authentication, it is replaced with hand-written title page; frontispiece engraving of Mlle Lenormand and original title-page intact. 

The notations and corrections made throughout the book reveal the intensity of a previous owner's study. This history of use is worthy of study in and of itself. A personalized index is found on the back attached blank. A special copy of this sought-after book by perhaps the most famous fortune-teller in the world. Caillet, II-6517, 6519, Dorbon, 2640.

Provenance: Ex-libris on frontboard Friedrich Alfred Becker

CONDITION Very Good condition. Text block split at two locations, binding still tight; boards with some rubbing and other issues; notations in pencil and ink on front and back endpapers; notations in old ink and hand also found throughout the text as notations, reference, and corrections; foxing and some staining throughout. pp. ix, 196 [i.e. 596]; 22 cm, missing half-title with edition legitimacy statement on verso, where  Lenormand's signature is sometimes found.

TOTAL LENGTH: pp. ix, 596 pages: Frontispiece; 22 cm.