Secret Court Memoirs: Memoirs of Henri IV King of France and Navarre, by the court historian of Louis XIV. [and] Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre, written by herself. [and] Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz. Containing all the great events during the minority of Louis XIV and the administration of Cardinal Mazarin. [and] Memoirs of Madame la Marquise de Montespan, written by herself. [and] Secret Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV and of the Regency, by the Duchesse d'Orléans, mother of the Regent. [and] Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Louis XV and XVI taken from the Memoirs of Madame du Hausset, lady's maid to Madame de Pompadour, and from the Journal of the Princess Lamballe. [and] Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France; with sketches and anecdotes of her private life by Madame Campan, first lady-in-waiting to the Queen. [and] Secret Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud in a series of letters from a gentleman at Paris (Stewarton) to a nobleman in London. [and] Secret Memoirs of the Court of the Empress Josephine, with anecdotes of the courts of Navarre and Malmaison, by Madame Ducrest. [and] Secret Memoirs of the Court of Berlin; or, the Character of the King of Prussia, his ministers, mistresses, generals, courtiers, favourites, and the royal family of Prussia, by Count Mirabeau. [and] Memoirs of the Courts of Sweden and Denmark during the reigns of Christian VII of Denmark and Gustavus III and IV of Sweden. [and] Memoirs of Catherine II and the Court of St. Petersburg during her reign and that of Paul I, by one of her courtiers. Hardouin de Beaumont de Péréfixe, Marguerite de Valois, Cardinal de Retz, G L. Lafont d'Aussonne, Madame du Hausset, Princess Lamballe, Madame Campan, Madame Ducrest, Count Mirabeau, John Brown, C F. P. Masson, John DAUNCEY.

Secret Court Memoirs: Memoirs of Henri IV King of France and Navarre, by the court historian of Louis XIV. [and] Memoirs of Marguerite de Valois, Queen of Navarre, written by herself. [and] Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz. Containing all the great events during the minority of Louis XIV and the administration of Cardinal Mazarin. [and] Memoirs of Madame la Marquise de Montespan, written by herself. [and] Secret Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV and of the Regency, by the Duchesse d'Orléans, mother of the Regent. [and] Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Louis XV and XVI taken from the Memoirs of Madame du Hausset, lady's maid to Madame de Pompadour, and from the Journal of the Princess Lamballe. [and] Memoirs of the Court of Marie Antoinette, Queen of France; with sketches and anecdotes of her private life by Madame Campan, first lady-in-waiting to the Queen. [and] Secret Memoirs of the Court of St. Cloud in a series of letters from a gentleman at Paris (Stewarton) to a nobleman in London. [and] Secret Memoirs of the Court of the Empress Josephine, with anecdotes of the courts of Navarre and Malmaison, by Madame Ducrest. [and] Secret Memoirs of the Court of Berlin; or, the Character of the King of Prussia, his ministers, mistresses, generals, courtiers, favourites, and the royal family of Prussia, by Count Mirabeau. [and] Memoirs of the Courts of Sweden and Denmark during the reigns of Christian VII of Denmark and Gustavus III and IV of Sweden. [and] Memoirs of Catherine II and the Court of St. Petersburg during her reign and that of Paul I, by one of her courtiers.

London: Printed for the Grolier Society, no date [1904]. [Regal and Imperial Court Memoirs] FINELY BOUND COMPLETE SET, Edition De Luxe limited to 1000 copies. Complete in 20 volumes. Octavo (23 x 16 x 80cm). All text in English. Each volume with a title page and frontispiece printed on Japanese vellum, and five further illustrated plates. Contemporary tan half calf with raised bands, gilt titles to red and brown labels on spines, further gilt decoration to spines, marbled paper over boards, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, and others untrimmed. Illustrated bookplate of J.J. Verdin Cooke to front pastedown of each volume. Light spotting throughout. Light rubbing and bumping to bindings. Very good. A fine set of English translations of various interesting and salacious court memoirs from across seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth-century Europe. Item #55482

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