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Private Memoirs Relative to the Last Year of the Reign of Lewis the Sixteenth, Late King of France (in Three Volumes)
Printed for A. Strahan; and T. Cadell Jun. And W. Davies (Successors to Mr. Cadell) in the Strand, London 1797 - Complete in three volumes, Full marbled calf; gilt decorative border to boards; gilt ruled compartments to spine with title and volume labels, 1797 in gilt to tail compartment, and gilt floral stamps to others; gilt decorated edges and blind-stamped dentelles; marbled endpapers; sprinkled page edges. Light wear, bumping to corners and joints a little tender but all holding together well and a handsome set. Bookplates of Sir Edward B. Baker to feps and his inscription to title page. Bookworm tracks to prelims of Vol. I and last 20 pages of I and III. 418, 418. 446 pp; Engraved portraits of Lewis XVI; Maria Antonietta of Austria, Queen of France; Lewis XVII; Princess Elizabeth of France; Madame Royale.Translated from the original manuscript by de Moleville (Minister of State at that time) which had never before been published. As a result of the French Revolution, King Louis XVI was executed for treason in 1793 and he was followed to the guillotine by his wife, Marie Antoinette, nine months later. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Bath and West Books, PBFA]
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