Old Court Life in France

Frances ELLIOT

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Old Court Life in France
Old Court Life in France
Old Court Life in France

"NEVER CAN ALL THESE ANNALS BE FITLY TOLD!": OLD COURT LIFE IN FRANCE, HANDSOME IN CONTEMPORARY CALF-GILT

(ROYALTY—FRANCE) ELLIOT, Frances. Old Court Life in France. New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (1893). Two volumes. Octavo, contemporary three-quarter tan polished calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, red morocco spine labels, marbled boards and endpapers, top edges gilt. $900.

Fifth edition, illustrated with 31 photographic plates including a frontispiece in each volume, handsomely bound.

A prolific travel writer and a correspondent and close friend of Charles Dickens, Elliot first published Old Court Life in France in 1873. It surveys the courts and courtiers of 16th- and 17th-century France, including Catherine de Medici, Charles de Bourbon and the court at Versailles. This edition includes a new preface addressed to Elliot's American readers.

A handsome pair of volumes in fine condition.

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