Mysteries of the Old Castles of France, or Secret Intrigues of the Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses, and Other Great Personages of the Times. By a Society of Arch Seers, Under the Direction of A.B. Le Francois. Translated by William Thomas Haley.

London: W. Strange … E. Dipple, n.d. [ca. 1848].

First edition, bound from 44 penny parts. Engraving (“Fete at Choisy le Roi”) following title, 42 illustrations to text; x (Preface and Introduction bound out of order), 348 pp., text in double columns. 8vo. Contemporary half roan and marbled boards, worn, front joint cracked, title page soiled, small hole on pp. 33-4 costing a few words, pp. 155-8 sprung; good plus Summers, p. 434 (“Pseudo-historical romance”). Item #242109

Price: $150.00