Aventuras de hum homen de qualidade, ou, memorias, e successos do Marquez de Renoncour.

Lisboa, (Portugal): Simao Thaddeo Ferreira, 1792. First edition (?). 16mo. (2), 369 pp. Apparently an anonymously published romantic novel. Not recorded on OCLC or in the NUC. KVK locates one copy (Biblioteca Nacional Portugal). Contemporary or near-contemporary mottled calf, leather label and gilt ornaments on spine, all edges red. Very good.
Belle and Kermit Roosevelt's copy, with her ownership signature at the head of the title page ("Belle-Kermit Roosevelt"), dated "June 26 1914, Lisboa"; their armorial bookplate on the front pastedown. In July, 1914, Kermit Roosevelt, former president Theodore Roosevelt's son, married Belle Wyatt Willard, daughter of the American ambassador to Spain, at the American Embassy in Madrid; this book was probably purchased on their honeymoon trip to Portugal, later that month. (154. Item #54661

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