Histoire de la vie du Duc d'Espernon. Rouen & Paris, Thomas Jolly,
GIRARD Guillaume (1663.)
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3 vols. 12mo. Contemporary French mottled calf, gilt and panelled backs.
Second edition of the life of the Duc d'Espernon, written by his secretary Girard (d. 1663), following the edition of 1655. The Duke lived a long life and this history not only has a biography of the Duke but is also an important source of French history from 1570 to 1642, the year of the Duke's death. The Duc d'Espernon was a noted French courtier and favourite of Henri III. He became an admiral in 1587, but was later suspected of complicity in the assassination of Henri IV.Provenance. Ownership inscription of Martin Bowes inside front cover.In excellent condition.
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