Title: Memoires de Mr. L. C. D. R. Contenant Ce Qui S'Est Passe de Plus Particulier Sous Le Ministere Du Cardinal de Richelieu Et Du Cardinal Mazarin, 1713. 5th Edition
Author: Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras
Publisher: La Haye, Henry Van Bulderen
A very early edition of de Sandras's Memoirs of the Marquis de Rochefort written during the ministry of Cardinals Richelieu and Mazarin, originally printed in 1687. In a tale of historical romance, the de Sandras regales us with tales of picaresque realism, of spies and espionage, and political intrigue. In the memoirs, the marquis himself states that he was sent into England with dispatches in cipher in order to help build resistance within parliament against King Charles the First, most likely during the 30 years war. While the memoirs were often written in the first person and took a few liberties in historical accuracy, the preface of each work usually stated that each particular tale was adapted from papers found posthumously of the individual in question. Bear in mind of course that de Sandras did pen the mildly semi-historical memoirs of musketeer d'Artagan, who later served as a member of the Three Musketeers in Alexander Dumas's titular work, so roguish heroes and antics weren't uncommon in most of his work.
One Volume in 8vo, 448 pages
On note of condition, there is wear and peeling noted across the edges and corners of the boards. Part of the upper spine is missing, along with additional wear. The hinges are cracked, yet holding well