Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz - Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz, Tomes 1, 2 et 3 - 1731

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Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz - Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz, Tomes 1, 2 et 3 - 1731
History, Religion - Quantity: 3 - Book

Beautiful memoirs of this famous French statesman.

Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz - Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz, contenant ce qui s'est passé de remarquable en France pendant les premières années du règne de Louis XIV - A Amsterdam, : Chez J. Frédéric Bernard, MDCCXXXI [1731] - 390, 399, 452 pp. - leather bindings.

Condition: fairly good. The bindings are scuffed and rather dry, and a bit damaged on the joints. Interior is in normal condition. With ex-libris in all volumes.

Jean-François Paul de Gondi, cardinal de Retz was a French statesman and writer of memoirs. Cardinal de Retz is best known for his Mémoires (1717). In these memoirs he sketches a picture of his involvement in the Fronde. The memoirs are addressed to an unknown woman. They are characterised by a lively narrative style and sketches of characters. They were a great source of inspiration for ‘Vingt ans après’ (1845) by Alexandre Dumas.

At the time, Retz was considered a literary rival of François de La Rochefoucauld.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
3
Subject
History, Religion
Author/ Illustrator
Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz
Book Title
Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz, Tomes 1, 2 et 3
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1731
Edition
1st Edition Thus
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
J. Frédéric Bernard
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
1241
Dimensions
16×10 cm
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