Secret Court Memoirs (Edition de Grand Luxe, ten volumes, complete).


Limited, numbered Edition de Grand Luxe (This is No. 776 of only 1000 sets). Magnificently bound in half red crushed morocco over marbled boards, spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering in two compartments, gilt tooling in remainder, gilt borders on covers, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Profusely illustrated with tissue-protected plates. nd (c. 1904). This complete ten-volume set includes: (A) Secret Memoirs of the Court of Berlin, or The Character of the King of Prussia, his Ministers, Mistresses, Generals, Courtiers, Favourites, and the Royal Family of Prussia, by Count Mirabeau (two volumes, 16 plates); (B) Secret Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud in a Series of Letters from a Gentleman at Paris to a Nobleman in London (two volumes, 16 plates); (C) Secret Memoirs of the Court of the Empress Josephine, with Anecdotes of the Courts of Navarre and Malmaison, by Madame Ducrest (three volumes, 25 plates); (D) Secret Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV and the Regency, by the Duchesse d'Orleans, Mother of the Regent (one volume, nine plates); (E) Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Louis XV and XVI taken from the Memoirs of Madame du Hausset, Lady's Maid to Madame de Pompadour, and from the Journal of The Princess Lamballe (two volumes, 16 plates). . Former owner's printed bookplate on each fep, otherwise unmarked, tight, fresh and clean, many pages uncut, clearly unread. Boards very mildly shelf-worn. An extremely handsome set. NEAR FINE. . 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: Secret Court Memoirs (Edition de Grand Luxe, ten volumes, complete).

Author Name: The Princess Lamballe, The Duchesse d'Orleans, Count Mirabeau, Madame Ducrest, Madame de Hausset, et al.

Categories: Rare, Antiquarian, and Collectible Books, History, Fine Bindings, Biography & Memoir,

Edition: Limited Edition. First Printing.

Publisher: Paris and Boston, The Grolier Society: N.D. (cir. 1904)

Binding: Leather

Book Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket, as issued.

Size: 8vo.

Seller ID: 11498

Keywords: Fine Bindings; History; Grolier Society; Leather Bindings;