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Memoirs of the Court of Charles the Second

By  Anthony Hamilton, Count Grammont, Sir Walter Scott (Editor)

[1846] - [London] - [Henry Bohn]

7.5" by 5"; 546pp 

 

DETAILS

An historical work on the court of Charles the Second.

Lacking title page and frontispiece.

This work is Bohn's 'Extra Volume' as the publisher doubted  'the propriety of including Count Grammont's Memoirs in his 'standard library''. This is because the work, despite being praised as 'a classic work, the delight of every man and woman of taste', is full of 'curious historical information'. To the leaf on the verso of the half-title, Bohn questions if this work meets up to the standard of other works in his library series which is why it is published as an 'extra volume'.

This work was originally claimed by Antoine Hamilton to have been dictated to him by Philibert, Count de Gramont, however it is likely that Hamilton was the true author. Gramont was the protagonist of these memoirs.

This particular edition is edited by Sir Walter Scott. 

This work made Hamilton one of the classical writers of France. 

CONDITION

In a half vellum binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, rubbed to the joints and t o the extremities. Handling marks and a few small tidemarks to the spine. Vellum has dulled. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, R B Colvin. First three leaves are loosening. Rear hinge is strained but firm. Final two leaves are loosening to the tail of pages. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned. Scattered spotting to pages. Overall: GOOD.


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