Item #267728 Story of Nell Gwyn, and the Sayings of Charles the Second. Extra Illustrated, Peter Cunningham.
Story of Nell Gwyn, and the Sayings of Charles the Second
Story of Nell Gwyn, and the Sayings of Charles the Second
Story of Nell Gwyn, and the Sayings of Charles the Second
Story of Nell Gwyn, and the Sayings of Charles the Second

Story of Nell Gwyn, and the Sayings of Charles the Second.

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852.

First edition. 50 extra plates, (8), 122 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Full crushed deep blue morocco, elaborately gilt by Root & Son, with gilt turn-ins, t.e.g., and violet silk pastedowns and flyleaves, in a slipcase, and the stamp of Boston bookseller, Charles E. Lauriat Item #267728

Pretty, witty Nell, as Samuel Pepys referred to her, was the long-time mistress of Charles II, and the pre-eminent actress of Restoration England. The volume contains many portraits of Nell, Charles II, and many of their famous contemporaries, such as John Dryden, Godfrey Kneller, Aphra Behn, and others.

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