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  - 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.
- Number of Books
- History, Religion
- Author/ Illustrator
- Jean François Paul de Gondi de Retz
- Book Title
- Mémoires du Cardinal de Retz, Tomes 1, 2 et 3
- Publication year oldest item
- 1st Edition Thus
- Original language
- J. Frédéric Bernard
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 16×10 cm