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Historic Bye-Ways

By C. F. Lascelles Wraxall

1864

John Maxwell and Company : London

7.5" by 5"

392pp; 372pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

A very scarce copy of this fascinating collection of articles by Frederic Charles Lascelles Wraxall, originally contributed to 'the leading periodicals' and centered on 'neglected points of modern history'.

Frederic Charles Lascelles Wraxall was a miscellaneous writer best known for his influential historical work, 'The Life and Times of Caroline Matilda, Queen of Denmark and Norway'. Complete in two volumes. This is a first edition copy. This set has been bound in a uniform half polished calf binding, with gilt stamped crest of the 'Society of Writers to the Signet' to the front board. This society was a private society of Scottish solicitors, dating back to 1594. Containing the following to volume I: Lady Diplomats A Prince in Search of a Wife Mr Carlyle's Pet A Tragedy in Waxwork The English Nobility Madame de Brandebourg The Russian Magna Carter Learning on the Tramp The First Voyage Around the World Playing at Soldiers The Reign of Madame de Pompadour Palace Tales Mynheer on his Travels Old Times in Russia The Countess of Albany. Containing the following essays to volume II: Frederick the Great and Catherine II Frederick the Great and Voltaire The Domestic Life of Frederick the Great The Story of the Ghetto Mediaeval Demonology Goddesses- Free and Easy Was Wallenstein Guilty A Russian Statesman The Hermit of Gauting A Revolutionary Episode Secret Societies A Royal Whim Oriental Embassies A Hungarian Magnate An Old Soldier's Story The Federal Spy.

CONDITION

In a half polished calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally worn. Rubbed to extremities and joints, resulting in loss to leather. Lacking spine label to volume II, volume I spine label lifting with loss. Rubbing to spines resulting in loss, more severe to spine. Joints and hinges split and weak showing cords, may detach with further handling. Slight offsetting to extremities of endpapers. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned but bright and clean throughout.

Overall Condition: Fair

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