The Memoirs of the Marquis de Hautefort, by SURVILLE, Louis-Charles…

SURVILLE, Louis-Charles de Hautefort, Marquis de (1657-1721).

The Memoirs of the Marquis de Hautefort, Aid-de-Camp to Marechal Tallard. Containing an Account of the most Secret and Memorable Transactions of the War in Spain, Bavaria, and Flanders, from its Commencement in 1702, to the End of the Campaign in 1707. Interspersed with Several Curious Particulars, relating to the Author’s own Life, and the Amours of the Late Duke Regent of France, the then Elector of Bavaria, and other Great Personages of the Time. With many other Anecdotes. London, S. Hooper, 1763.

First Edition. 8vo, pp. [ii], ii, 20, 254, in contemporary half calf over blue patterned pasteboards, red morocco label on spine lettered in gilt, with Duncan Cameron’s later bookplate, both boards detached.

A scarce English translation of this account of the Spanish War of Succession, translated by John Spencer. With a twenty page list of subscribers, predominantly Cambridge University but extending to the neighbouring counties of eastern England and with the wider aristocracy well represented. This is a once attractive copy of a scarce text, with blue sponge-pattered pasteboards, sadly now detached.

ESTC t111529.

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