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

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1852.

Price: $1,250.00

About the item

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.