The Mad Librarian - We sell both scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects. We offer a full money back guarantee and post out the next working day. All books are very carefully packed. Home of the Mad Librarian
Rooke Books - Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects | Rare Books
0 items
£0.00
View
Price: £235.00

  

Memoirs of Maximilian de Bethune

Duke of Sully

Prime Minister of Henry the Great

To Which is Annexed the Trial of Francis Ravaillac for the Murder of Henry the Great

By Maximilian de Bethune

1812 - London - Lackington, Allen & Co et al.

7.5" by 4.5"; xiv, 420pp; vii, 424pp; vii, 447pp; viii, 498pp; 401pp


 

DETAILS

The memoirs to the assistant of King Henry IV of France.

With a frontispiece to volume I.

Complete in five volumes, this is a 'New Edition' of  this work.

Translated into English from the original French.

Maximilien de Bethune was a nobleman and a solder. He assisted King Henry IV in his rule of France and built a strong centralised administrative system in France.

Sully left his memoirs behind, which were written in the second person. It is a useful and valuable contemporary history of the time. However, the memoir does contain a number of fictions.

CONDITION

In full calf bindings with gilt stamping to the spines.  Volume I has been rebacked with original boards preserved. Volumes II-V have repairs to the backstrips and joints preserving portions of original backstrips and boards. Externally, generally smart with heavy rubbing to the spine, joints and extremities. Loss to the head and tail of spines due to the rubbing. Front hinge and joint to volume I is tender. Front hinge and joint to volume II is weak and with further handling may detach. Rear hinge to volume II is tender. Both hinges to volume III are tender. Rear hinge to volume IV is weak. Front hinge and joint to volume V are weak and may detach with further handling. Front endpaper is loosening to the same volume. Rear hinge to volume V is also weak and may detach with further handling.  Prior owner's pencil inscriptions to endpapers of volumes I-V. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are age toned. Spotting to endpapers and some offsetting at page edges. Instances of light scattered spots throughout all volumes. Overall: GOOD.


ADD TO BASKET

Price: £235.00


What Our Customers Say...

Bruce, USA

You and your entire company have been so wonderful. I greatly appreciate your kindness and effort.

Jesus, Spain

Dos letras para comunicarle que ya he recibido los libros y felicitarle por su rápida entrega.

Copyright © 2009 Rooke Books
Bespoke Software Development BathBespoke Software Development Bath

Telephone

+44 (0)1225 448831

Email

sales@rookebooks.com

What Our Customers Say...

You are remarkable - you have the ability to put your finger precisely on the pulse of what your customer is seeking. I thank you for your sensitive choices.

Patricia, USA

The book arrived safely, and your description was spot-on. I appreciate that attention to detail which is all too infrequent among today's booksellers.

Gerry, UK

 I am writing to thank you for the quick delivery of my book which arrived this afternoon. I am absolutely delighted with it. It is exactly as described by you on your website. Thank you also for the letter which was enclosed with the book. I look forward to looking at your website again and purchasing further books from you. 

Nigel, UK

Just a quick note of thanks. The books arrived in no time and the surgeon was beside himself with joy at receiving such a gift (I think he was also relieved it wasn’t yet another bottle of wine!! 😆).

Sally, Australia

Folklore and Folktales

With the establishment of the printed book as a technology, there...

The Errington Divorce Case

We always enjoy showcasing our interesting and obscure works....

The Literary City of Bath

Few cities in the world are lucky enough to have the same literary...

Charlotte Brontë

 Saturday the 21st April marks 202 years since the birth...

Edmond Rostand

  The 1st of April is more commonly associated with...

Bath Book Fair

  Next Saturday, 7th April, is the P.B.F.A...

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson  This month we are focusing...

Books for Spring

  As the days get longer and we get closer to spring, we've...

W H Auden

  The 21st February marks 111 years since the birth of...

Asprey, Zaehnsdorf and the Romanovs

     The fall of Imperial Russia and the...

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

They say 'Never Judge a Book by its Cover', but this month we're...

Foredge Friday

 If you follow our social media feeds then you will know...

Ronald Searle

This week we are focusing upon the British artist and satirical...

Festive Works...

 With Christmas fast approaching, we have had a look at...

Book of the Week: 'The Bookseller of Kabul'

 We add many new listings to our website on a weekly basis....

Cooking and Baking

 With the ‘Great British Bake Off’ entering...

New in November...

We are constantly adding new works to our collection, and have...

Author Feature: Angela Carter

 This week we shall be focusing on a specific author. Known...

Bath Book Fair

 Next Saturday, 21st October, is the P.B.F.A Bath...

The Occult and Occultism

This week we are going to take a look at some of our works from...

Alfred Tennyson

 Today marks the 125th anniversary of Alfred Tennyson’s...

New in October...

Here are just a few examples of the many new books that have...

Banned Books Week

  The 24th-30th September marks 'Banned Books Week'....

Arthur Rackham

 The 19th September marks the 150th birthday of celebrated...

D H Lawrence

 The 11th September marks the birth of David Herbert Lawrence....

The Great Fire of London

 Tuesday 5th September marked the anniversary of the...

The History of Magic

Yesterday marked #19yearslater. For the muggles among us, the...

Recently added to our library...

          1970 The Journals...

Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

 Agatha Christie is the best-selling female novelist of...

Educational Children's Books

 With the advancement of printing technology and the production...

Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...