Portrait de Philippe II, Roi D'Espagne
Price: 112.50 USD
Amsterdam: A Amsterdam, 1785. 1785. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo. in morocco backed tree calf boards, with marbled edges and silk ribbon. 231pp. Good. Loss to leather of spine, especially at the spine ends and title. Loss to corners. Front inner hinge loose, revealing stitching. Small plate on pastedown. Offsetting from tape to corners of endpapers. Light foxing throughout. Despite cosmetic flaws, remain internally bright and readable. A dramatic interpretation on the life of Philip II, King of Spain and unhappy husband to Mary I of England, predecessor to Elizabeth I, written by French dramatist Louis-Sébastien Mercier, who wrote scores of verse and survived imprisonment during the Revolution in France. French language. Digital images available upon request. First edition. Good.