The Memoirs of the Dutchess Mazarine. Written in French by her Own Hand and done into English by P. Porter, Esq; Together with the Reasons of her Coming into England. Likewise, A Letter containing a True Character of her Person and Conversation

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London: Printed, and are to by Sold by William Cademan at the Pope's Head in New-Exchange, 1676. First edition, with initial license leaf. [4], 130, [1] pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Abbé Saint Real (1639-1692) account of the Duchess Mazarine was very popular. A Second edition was printed in the same year. It is thought to be written by the Duchess herself. Wing S 355; Esdaile, English Tales and Romances p. 299; Mish, English Prose Fiction 1600-1700, p. 52 First edition, with initial license leaf. Eighteenth-century sheep, skillfully repaired, some rubbing to corners, some marginal browning from turn-ins to prelims and terminal leaves, lower board attached by one thread only, foot of spine chipped.


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