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Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz
Chez J. Frédéric Bernard. Final Edition rare; "More comprehensive than previous and the best that has been given to the eighteenth century ... Tchemerzine V, 396. An engraved portrait frontispiece by Thomassin. This is the only edition of the memoirs quoted by Bure in his bibliography. Pages title ... red and black glossy blond Full Calf Back then tooled raised florets 4 parts as absent, the letters remain visible; spare volume number of black calf, rubbed Caps head of Volumes I and II threadbare,. of volumes III and IV frayed, tail headdress of Volume I partly missing joints of Volume I cracked, split into head and tail for Volume II and Volumes III and IV A specification table detached corners bumped.... Paul de Gondi wrote his memoirs at the request of his friends, during his exile, at the age of sixty years (circa 1675-1677) and composed the autobiography of a politician in a time of civil war, Fronde. Not content to be a historical record of the first order, the work is among the literary monuments of the eighteenth and briefs and other autobiographies by specific alert style, that of a man of action and intrigues with remarkable intelligence and political ambition always awake (always ready to ally who betrayed him the day before). His memoirs will be a rematch and his last resssort ambition. Ultimately in Volume IV, long mazarinade dedicated to the Prince de Conti: Mail burlesque war Paris. Bookplate nineteenth weapons of William Wickhman. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Chez J. Frédéric Bernard à Amsterdam 1731 in-12 (9,8x15,8cm) 4 volumes reliés
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