Vie Du Jeune Louis XVII
Price: 200.00 USD
Paris: Blanchard, 1816. With a frontispiece and additional engraved title page. Second edition. Contemporary tan sheepskin, ruled in blind to boards and stamped in gilt to spine with red leather spine label lettered in gilt, edges tooled in gilt, green silk marker present. A very good copy with some wear to extremities, bottom edge of front hinge gently starting, bookplate with Patris-Cougousse coat of arms to front pastedown. This short biography of King Louis XVII (1785-1795) tells the story of the young king who spent nearly half of his short life in prison. Recognized as a duke at birth, Louis XVII would be named King of France at age eight, after the death of his father. Despite the title, the young king had been imprisoned when France was declared a Republic by revolutionaries the year before, and would remain so until his death just three years later, at the age of ten. Very Good. Very Good.