THE ROYAL MISTRESSES OF FRANCE, OR, THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMOURS OF ALL THE FRENCH KINGS.
THE ROYAL MISTRESSES OF FRANCE, OR, THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMOURS OF ALL THE FRENCH KINGS
THE ROYAL MISTRESSES OF FRANCE, OR, THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMOURS OF ALL THE FRENCH KINGS
THE ROYAL MISTRESSES OF FRANCE, OR, THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMOURS OF ALL THE FRENCH KINGS
THE ROYAL MISTRESSES OF FRANCE, OR, THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMOURS OF ALL THE FRENCH KINGS

THE ROYAL MISTRESSES OF FRANCE, OR, THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE AMOURS OF ALL THE FRENCH KINGS

London: printed for Henry Rhodes at the Star, 1695. First English Edition. Octavo, [4], 228, 260 pages, [3] ads; VG; bound in early gilt morocco, rebacked with a marching paneled gilt spine; headband slightly loose; bookplate to front pastedown; all edges of text block gilt; title page with archival repair to top edge, having been trimmed, open tear to lower fore edge, lower fore corner with a chip missing; pages 97-112 with hand-corrected page numbers; some soiling and wear to pages; pages 115/116 and 117/118 with minor archival repair.

Early hand wrote 'Hot' on page 1, above 'Amours,' Use of Hot as "full of sexual desire, lustful" dates to c. 1500, while the sense of "inciting desire" is c. 1800.

MW consignment; shelved case 3.

9-61-1322028

Shelved Dupont Bookstore

Price: $650

NOTES

A salacious history of the French Monarchy and their paramours.;

Second part titled: Intrigues of the Court of France Under the Reign of Henry III.; A translation of: Les Galanteries des rois de France

ESTC R1896, Wing V90