The Salon of Madame Necker. Translated from the French by Henry M. Trollope.
Haussonville, Comte d’ [1843-1924].

London: Chapman and Hall, 1882. First edition in English. Translated by Anthony Trollope’s son. Light shelfwear, back hinge of Volume II starting to crack, bookplates neatly removed from each volume. A very good, bright set. Original brown cloth, decoratively stamped in blue and gilt. Two volumes, twelvemo. vii, [i], 328; vi, [ii], (Item ID: 12320)


Susanne Curchod Necker (1739-1794) was the wife of Swiss financier Jacques Necker. In her youth she was close to Edward Gibbon, who wanted to marry her, but his father opposed the match. She maintained a celebrated Paris salon, which was frequented by many eminent authors, including Diderot, D’Alembert, Morelet, Buffon, Marmontel, and Chastelux. She was the mother of Madame de Staël.

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