Title: Memoires de monsieur de Montresor. Diverses pièces durant le ministere du cardinal de Richelieu. Relation de monsieur de Fontrailles, 1667
Author: Claude de Bourdeille Montresor
Publisher: A Leyde, Jean Sambix le Jeune
A mid 17th century edition of the memoirs of de Bourdeille Montresor. Montresor was the favourite of Gaston d'Orleans, Louis XIII's brother, from whom he kept all those suspected of attachment to Cardinal Richelieu away. He made several meetings between his master and the Count of Soissons easier, and was the real leader of the plot to overthrow Richelieu. The plot was discovered and Montresor went into exile in his lands to rule out any suspicion. However, he saw Gaston d'Orleans again and took part, in 1642, in the new conspiracy formed by the Duke of Bouillon, Orleans and Cinq-Mars. Once again discovered he was betrayed by Gaston d'Orleans, who claimed that his favourite was constantly dragging him into new intrigues.
One finely bound morocco red volume in12mo, (4)+427 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with light wear to the corner, a small crack to the top of the back joint and peeling at the front of the spine. There is little to no foxing or staining throughout.