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Les Souvenirs Prophétiques D'une Sibylle, Sur Les Causes Secretes De Son Arrestation, le 11 December 1809. Ornes D'une Gravure by  Marie-Anne Adelaide [1772-1843] Lenormand - Signed First Edition - 1814 - from Minotavros Books (SKU: 001320)

Les Souvenirs Prophétiques D'une Sibylle, Sur Les Causes Secretes De Son Arrestation, le 11 December 1809. Ornes D'une Gravure

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Les Souvenirs Prophétiques D'une Sibylle, Sur Les Causes Secretes De Son Arrestation, le 11 December 1809. Ornes D'une Gravure

by Lenormand, Marie-Anne Adelaide [1772-1843]

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Paris: Chez l'Auteur, 1814. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. Contemporary calf with handsomely tooled gilt spine over marbled boards. Green edges. [4] ix, [1], 592 p.p. plus [4] p.p. of errata sheets. Engraved frontispiece. Signed by Lenormand for authentication on verso of half-title page. From the library of Gustaf Troll-Bonde (1773-1855) at Säfstaholm, with his bookplate on front pastedown endpaper, and his gilt initial on spine; the bookplate of Arnold Hjorth to upper corner of rear pastedown endpaper. Very light rubbing to boards and edges, with some wear to corners. Interior crisp, bright pages. Sporadic smudges. Old auction record glued to upper front pastedown, with light sticker ghosts to head and foot of endpapers. otherwise interior clean. A fine copy of the famous fortune-teller Marie Anne Adelaide Lenormand's first book, embarking on a literary career in 1814. Lenormand had used cartomancy, or the act of divining future events from a deck of cards, to provide advice to many prominent clients from Alexander I of Russia, Louis the XVIII, and the Empress Josephine who famously sought her advice. Lenormand was involved in numerous controversies over her 40 year career, and as a result was arrested more than once, although never detained for long periods of time. Despite her famous clients, Lenormand still had to operate secretly. According to a brief biography in Remarkable Women of Different Nations and Ages (Series I), over the door was inscribed 'Mademoiselle Lenormand, Libraire.' The profession of prophetess not being recognized by the code, she took a 'patente de libraire' to receive her visitors and exercise her vocation (p. 214, 'Mademoiselle Lenormand; Fortune-Teller').

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Bookseller
Minotavros Books CA (CA)
Bookseller Inventory #
001320
Title
Les Souvenirs Prophétiques D'une Sibylle, Sur Les Causes Secretes De Son Arrestation, le 11 December 1809. Ornes D'une Gravure
Author
Lenormand, Marie-Anne Adelaide [1772-1843]
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Chez l'Auteur
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
1814
Keywords
Le Normand, Fortune-Telling, Cartomancy, Tarot, Sibyl, Occult, Witchcraft, Wicca, Paganism
Bookseller catalogs
Occult; Witchcraft;

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verso
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bookplate
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errata
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edges
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rubbing
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gilt
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