Memoirs of the Kings of France, by WRAXALL, Nathaniel William…

WRAXALL, Nathaniel William (1751-1831).

Memoirs of the Kings of France, of the Race of Valois, interspersed with Interesting Anecdotes. To which is added, a Tour through the Western, Southern, and Interior Provinces of France, in a Series of Letters. By Nath. Wraxall... In two volumes. Vol. I [-II]. London, Edward and Charles Dilly, 1777.

First Edition. Two volumes, 8vo (206 x 122 mm), pp. xii, 396; vi, 414, [2] advertisements, small hole on I, 383, not touching text, in contemoprary mottled (free style tree-) calf, coarsely rebacked, red and black morocco labels lettered in gilt, extremities rubbed.

One of a number of broadly anecdotal works of French history published by the travel writer and politician, Nathaniel William Wraxall. It was widely read and saw several editions in England as well being translated into French in 1784. However, it never reached the popularity, or notoriety, of his Historical Memoirs of my own Time, from 1772 to 1784, which appeared in 1815 and caused a public outcry at the scurrilous descriptions of the British political world.

ESTC t883849.

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