[Paris, Imprimerie Royale] 1735.
4to. [ii blank], [ii], 489 [r. 493], p. Title in a fine typographic fleuron frame with the Savoy cross at the head.
CONTEMPORARY JANSENIST OLIVE MOROCCO (rubbed), gilt-lettered spine label, gilt turn-ins, embossed and gilt floral endleaves, all edges gilt over marbling, three green silk markers.
Only Edition. Stately, and fashionably designed, this service book is attributed to the scandal-ridden Parisian gambling house hostess and spy. She fled Savoy with her husband to escape crushing debt then succeeded at the highest levels of Parisian society. Printed at the royal press installed in the Louvre, the Recueil must have had extremely limited circulation: I find only one example outside Paris. In good condition (slightly browned), contemporary signature of Nicolas comte de La Roche-Aymon, 19th-century bookplate of Jean Buffet.
¶Bernard, Histoire de l’Imprimerie Royale du Louvre 175; Conlon, Le Siècle des Lumières 35: 323.