New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1906. Second edition. Octavo (23cm). Cloth boards, lettered in gilt on spine and front cover; xvi,372pp + 40pp ads; illus. Spine cloth a trifle faded and frayed at crown; endpapers darkened; still a tight, VG copy, lacking the presumed dustwrapper. Biographical study of the legendary Enlightenment salonnière, famous for her friendships with such luminaries as Voltaire, Montesquieu, Diderot and a host of foreign intellectuals, artists, and dignitaries.