Item #249111 The Travels and Memoirs of Sir John Reresby. the former (now first published) exhibiting a view of the governments and society in the principal states and courts of Europe, during the time of Cromwell's usurpation; the latter containing anecdotes, and secret history, of the courts of Charles II and James II. John Reresby.
The Travels and Memoirs of Sir John Reresby. the former (now first published) exhibiting a view of the governments and society in the principal states and courts of Europe, during the time of Cromwell's usurpation; the latter containing anecdotes, and secret history, of the courts of Charles II and James II

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The Travels and Memoirs of Sir John Reresby. the former (now first published) exhibiting a view of the governments and society in the principal states and courts of Europe, during the time of Cromwell's usurpation; the latter containing anecdotes, and secret history, of the courts of Charles II and James II.

London: Edward Jeffery; Sherwood, Neely and Jones; J. Rodwell, 1813.

With 29 Portraits — most in color. 9 Views-all in color and 1 folding facsimile in sepia. xii, 414, [32, index] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED. Contemp. calf, neatly rebacked Item #249111

Illustrated with 39 plates, which show several views and portraits of various luminaries. Title page, confusingly, states "illustrated with 40 portraits, and views" (comma police take note!); list of plates at the end clarifies by numbering William and Mary separately although they share a portrait. Eleven of the engravings are colored by hand. Apparently published in the same year as "Memoirs and travels," but it is unclear which precedes. xii, 414, [xxx] includes a substantial index and one page publisher's ad. Offered for sale (at 3 guineas!) unbound, this copy is in contemporary blue leather, trimmed with gilt- and blind-stamping, gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. Binding is a bit worn, but more importantly the front cover is completely separated. Owner's signature, otherwise unmarked. Some slight foxing to the interior, which on the whole is clean and crisp.

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