Vie de Jacques II, roi d'Angleterre. D'après les mémoires écrits de sa propre main, a laquelle on a joint les conseils du roi à son fils et le testament de Sa Majesté; publiée sur les mémoires originaux de la famille de Stuart, dépose au palais de Carlton. Traduite de l'anglais par Jean Cohen.

Paris: Chez Arthus Bertrand, 1819. First edition in French (first published in English, London, 1816). 8vo. 4 volumes: (4), lxxiv, 309; (4), 346; (4), 432; (4), 517 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait to volume one. This work contains a portion of the king's autobiography, the original of which is now lost. Some controversy exists over who actually wrote the book and it is variously attributed to a number of authors; Clarke (1766-1834), the biographer of Lord Nelson, was certainly involved in its publication. James (1633-1701), the second surviving son of Charles I, served as James II, King of England and Ireland, and James VII, King of Scotland, 1685-1688, when he was deposed by the Glorious Revolution. Some foxing, but a very good copy. Somewhat later French green calf (spine faded uniformly to brown), gilt ornaments and labels on spine, marbled endpapers and edges. (7210). Item #59962

Price: $125.00

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