Memoirs of Count Grammont . . . A New Translation with Notes and Illustrations. Embellished with Seventy-Six Portraits, of the Principal Characters Mentioned in the Work. COUNT ANTOINE HAMILTON.

Memoirs of Count Grammont . . . A New Translation with Notes and Illustrations. Embellished with Seventy-Six Portraits, of the Principal Characters Mentioned in the Work.

Publisher: London: Printed for S. and E. Harding, [1793].
Edition: First revised, annotated and illustrated edition of Abel Boyer's translation, which was first published in 1714.
Bibliographical References: Brunet, III, 29.
Condition: Edges rubbed; some scattered light to moderate foxing; very good copy.
Book ID: 21672

Description

4to, contemporary full crimson straight-grain morocco, spine gilt decorations and lettering, a.e.g. 79 plates and vignette title.

Comments

¶ An attractive edition of the famous and entertaining memoirs of Philibert Grammont (sometimes spelled with one "m"), with its vivid description of the scandalous court of Charles II. The present edition, well embellished with copious notes and supplementary material and a large gallery of contemporary portraits, is still described as the best of English editions. Bookplate on the front paste-down of Rev. Henry Philip Marsham, Lord of the Manor of Hevingham, Rippon Hall, Norfolk, as well as the rector in nearby Brampton.

Price: $425.00

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