COURTIERS and Favourites of Royalty. Comprising: Madame Du Barri, in 4 volumes; Memoirs and Correspondence of Madame D’Epinay, in 3 volumes; Talleyrand, in 2 volumes; Memoirs of Duke de Richelieu, in 3 volumes; Memoirs of Joseph Fouché, Duke of Otranto; Marmontel, in 2 volumes; Cardinal de Retz; History of Henry IV.
Paris: Société des Bibliophiles & New York and London: Merrill and Baker, 1903. 20 volume set, 9 inches tall. Beautifully bound in a most unusual and good looking half marbled calf with raised bands and delicate gilt tooling with blue calf onlays. Gilt top edges. Colour frontispieces. Bookplates by Harold Nelson. 'The Astral Edition', number 20 of a limited edition of just 50 copies. A wonderful set, in English, in pristine condition.