Retz, Jean Francois Paul de Gondi de, "Memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz, Containing All the Great Events during the Minority of Lewis XIV, and Administration of Cardinal Mazarin" (London, J. Brotherton etc. 1723); 8vo; contemporary blind-ruled mottled calf inlaid with concentric rectangular sections of alternating decoration; First Edition in English, written during the last ten years of his life, this autobiography of the esteemed clergyman with both hands in the pot of French politics has been highly regarded for its narrative quality since its first publication in 1717. Very good condition.
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