The History of Charles XII. King of Sweden. VOLTAIRE.

The History of Charles XII. King of Sweden.

London: Printed for Alexander Lyon, 1732. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.[6], 194; 185 [7]. With the errata page at rear. Recently re-backed using the original contemporary mottled calf boards with original spine leather pasted over new calf spine, to style. With raised bands and gilt titles to original red label on spine. All edges red; marbled endpapers. Armorial bookplate of John Mapletoft to front pastedown. Wear to fore-edges and corners; heavy wear to original spine, restored to an attractive usable condition. Very good. The notorious French Philosopher and wit here weighs into the debate over Sweden's most remarkable, and most tragic Monarch. Like Napoleon and Hitler after him, the young gifted General-King met his match in the wastes of Russia, before dying of a shrapnel wound while attempting to conquer Danish Norway. Item #49509

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