Letters to and from The Countess Du Barry, Last Mistress of Lewis XV, of France

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SKU: 2R7F7F
Condition: Minor rubbing to extremities; pale brown stains to front/back covers; light foxing to prelims: a good copy
Edition: 2nd edition
Pages: viii, 168pp
Author: Du Barry, Countess [Mairobert, Mathieu Francois de Pidanzat]
Publisher: Printed by G Kearsley
Publication date: 1779
Signed: -
Illustrator: -
Folio/binding: Early 20th C half calf by Morrell, five raised bands with intermittent gilt tooling
Place of publication: No. 46 Fleet Street, London
Format: 8vo, 21cm
Weight: 0.5 kg
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    "Containing her Correspondence with the Princes of the Blood, Ministers of State, and Others: Including The History of that Favourite, and several curious Anecdotes of the Court of Versailles during the Last Six Years of that Reign. With Explanatory Notes translated from the French." Letters about the French court of Louis XV, told under the guise of correspondence to and from his mistress, the famous Jeanne Béuc, better known as Madame du Barry, who died at the guillotine in 1793. Pidanzat de Mairobert was a prolific author who, as the royal censor, had access to affairs of the court at the highest levels. Minor rubbing to extremities; pale brown stains to front/back covers; white paint mark 1cm long on side of front cover; light foxing to prelims: a G++ copy.