Goldring Books: Biography - French Royalty and Nobility
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ARNAUD, CLAUDE
Chamfort - a Biography
Chicago, The University of Chicago Press. 1992, First Edition. (ISBN: 0226026973). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, first printing. xxxiii + 340 pages. 6 illustrations. Translated by Deke Dusinberre. Foreword by Joseph Epstein. Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort (1740-1794) whom Nietzsche called 'the wittiest of all moralists', is now known for little more than brilliant aphorisms that captivated a long line of thinkers, from Stendhal to Cioranm Schopenhauer to Camus. In this captivating biography, Chamfort the libertine, playwright, journalist, and revolutionary stands revealed as the most telling emblem of his times. B2D. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 008369
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 17.25 | CHF 19]
Mots-clés: Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort, Rousseau, Voltairemirabeau, Talleyrand, French Revolution, Bastille 0226026973

 
BERNIER, OLIVIER
Lafayette - Hero of Two Worlds
New York, E.P. Dutton. 1983, First Edition. (ISBN: 0525241817). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xvii + 356 pages. 30 illustrations. First edition, first printing. This witty biography, much of which is based on previously unaccessible materials, is the first life of the Marquis de Lafayette that gives equal treatment to his American and French experiences. In the war for American Independence, the 21 year old was a stubborn, tenacious, and ultimately victorious commander, the favourite of George Washington. Returning to Paris, he was soon caught up in the 1789 Revolution, first as its champion, then as guardian of the King, finally as the only man capable of maintaining order in Paris in 1790 and 1791. Once the King fled the capital, however, Lafayette's position became untenable and he was forced to escape to Belgium, but there the right wing emigres considered him a traitor, and he was transported to Austria, where he languished in prison for years. Washington and others secured his release and return to France, but with Napoleon fearing him as a rival, he went into self-imposed exile. NOT EX LIB 25. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 007918
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 | CHF 13]
Mots-clés: Marquis de Lafayette, American Revolution, French Revolution, French Statesmen, George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte 0525241817

 
BEVAN, BRYAN
The Duchess Hortense - Cardinal Mazarin's Wanton Niece
London, The Rubicon Press. 1987, First Edition. (ISBN: 0948695072). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A new, vivid portrait of the celebrated Hortense Mancini, born in Italy, one of the most beautiful and fascinating personalities of the later 17th century. She was the favourite niece of Louis XIV's great minister, Cardinal Giulio Mazarin, and as a child the confidant of her sister Marie during her tragic affair with the young King of France. 16 illustrations. L. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 007057
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Mots-clés: Cardinal Giulio Mazarin, Hortense Mancini, Marie Mancini, Louis XIV, Armand de la Porte Duc Mazarin, Charles II, Louise de Keroualle, Seigneur de St. Evremond 0948695072

 
COOPER, DUFF
Talleyrand
Stockholm, Ljus Förlag. 1946. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A little fading to front and a few minor marks to lower edge else a very clean, tight and unmarked copy. A Very Good + well kept copy considering its age. 399 pages. Portrait frontispiece. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, 1st Prince de Bénévente, known since the turn of the 19th century simply by the name Talleyrand, was the most skilled French diplomat of his time. He worked under the regime of Louis XVI, through the French Revolution and then under Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, Charles X, and Louis-Philippe. 8. Very Good/No Jacket.
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N° du livre: 008428
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | CHF 10.5]
Mots-clés: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, 1st Prince de Bénévente, French Revolution, Mirabeau, First Estate, Declaration of the Rights of Man, Napoleon, French Empire, Restoration, French History

 
CRAVERI, BENEDETTA
Madame Du Deffand and Her World
Boston, David R. Godine. 1994, First Edition. (ISBN: 1567920012). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy. First American edition. 481 pages. Portrait frontispiece. Translated from the Italian and French by Teresa Waugh. Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand (1697-1780) was a famous hostess and patron of the arts. Her salon members were drawn from aristocratic society more than from literary circles, but did include Voltaire, Montesquieu, Fontenelle, Madame de Staal-Delaunay, and D'Alembert. After her return to Paris, at the insistence of friends, she engaged Mademoiselle de Lespinasse to help her in entertaining, but Lespinasse was later dismissed as she had become more popular than her patron with some guests. She corresponded with Horace Walpole for fifteen years, and who visited her in Paris several times. A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.94 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 24. Fine/No Jacket.
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N° du livre: 008425
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Mots-clés: French Salons, Voltaire, Montesquieu, Fontenelle, Madame de Stael-Delaunay, D'Alembert, Horace Walpole, Julie Lespinasse, Sceaux, Champrond, Saint-Joseph 1567920012

 
CRONIN, VINCENT
Four Women in Pursuit of an Ideal
London, Collins. 1965, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Gilt title on red cloth boards which are clean and unmarked. Internally clean and unmarked. 287 pages. Portrait of Caroline De Berry to frontispiece and 20 other illustrations. Covers Caroline De Berry, Marie D'Agoult, Eve Hanska and Marie Baskirtseff. Dust jacket chipped but complete. 154. Very Good/Fair.
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N° du livre: 000136
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7 | CHF 8]
Mots-clés: French Revolution, Balzac, Liszt

 
DETHAN, GEORGES
The Young Mazarin
London, Thames and Hudson. 1977, First Edition. (ISBN: 0500870047). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy which has a little light foxing to top edge. Translated from the French by Stanley Baron. 199 pages and 43 illustrations. The book is based on unpublished documents in France and Italy and not only provides new information on the formative years of the cardinal-minister but also deepens understanding of manners and mentalités in a specific period of European history. Mazarin's career in France after 1642 is well known, but his years in papal service - which brought him into contact with Richelieu and led to his permanent move to France - were less appreciated. 157. Very Good/Very Good.
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N° du livre: 007049
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Mots-clés: Richelieu, Casale, Spanish French War, Louis XIII 0500870047

 
FARR, EVELYN
Marie Antoinette and Count Axel Fersen - the Untold Love Story
London, Peter Owen. 1995, First Edition. (ISBN: 0720609607). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with gold title on green boards with near Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. 256 pages. 7 illustrations. The life and tragic death of Marie Antoinette have over the centuries assumed almost mythical proportions. During her lifetime she was the 'Austrian whore', accused of every imaginable sexual and political crime, and in the 19th century the guilt-ridden French tried to atone for their wrongs by reinventing her as a saint, pure and unsullied. Her love for her Swedish paramount, the chivalrous Count Axel Fersen, was glossed over or suppressed. In this book Evelyn Farr peels back layers of misinformation which have continued to obscure the fateful story of the Queen's great love affair. A1E. Fine/Near Fine.
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N° du livre: 008571
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 | CHF 13]
Mots-clés: Count Axel Fersen, Marie Antoinette, French Revolution 0720609607

 
FRASER, ANTONIA
Love and Louis XIV - the Women in the Life of the Sun King
London, Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 2006, First Edition. (ISBN: 0297829971). Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. xxviii + 388 pages. 64 illustrations. Genealogical charts to endpapers. Antonia Fraser explores the rich dynamic that existed between Louis XIV and the many fascinating women who ornamented his personal life. This includes not only Louis's mistresses, principally Louise de La Valliere and Athenais de Montespan as well as the puritanical Madame de Maintenon, but also the wider story of his relationships with women in general: his mother Anne of Austria, his sisters-in-law who were Duchesses of d'Orleans in succession, Henriette-Ann and Liselotte, his wayward illegitimate daughters, and lastly Adelaide, the beloved child-wife of his grandson. A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.88 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST L. Fine/Fine.
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N° du livre: 010441
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Mots-clés: Louis XIV, Louise de la Valliere, Athenais de Montespan, Anne of Austria, Duchesses of D'Orleans, Bossuet, Colbert, Duc de Berry, Carlos II, Francoise D'Aubigne, Marie Mancini, Victor Amadeus 0297829971

 
HAY, MALCOLM
Prince in Captivity
London, Eyre & Spottiswoode and the Book Society. 1960, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Very Good unmarked copy. Coloured portrait of the Prince to frontispiece. Dustjacket is G+ and is price clipped. Based on the memoirs and unpublished letters of Antoinne Philippe D'Orleans Duc De Montpensier, 1775 - 1807. A unique memoir written whilst the Prince was imprisoned under the Terror at the Fort St. Jean at Marseilles and never before translated into English. The second son of 'Philippe Egalite' he was the Duke of Orleans and brother of Louis Philippe, who in 1830 became King of the French. A1D. Very Good/Good.
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N° du livre: 000043
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 | CHF 9]
Mots-clés: Philippe D'Orleans Duc de Montpensier, Philippe Egalite

 
JUNOT, MADAME ( DUCHESSE D'ABRANTES )
Memoirs of Madame Junot Duchesse D'Abrantes
London, Richard Bentley. 1883, First Thus. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. COMPLETE SET IN 3 VOLUMES Gilt decoration and titles to spine on red cloth boards with blind embossing to front which have minor marks but little wear. Internally there is the odd mark to the margins of some pages but generally a very clean and unmarked set. Vol. I - xxvi + 506 pages; Vol. II - xvi + 522 pages; Vol. III - xvi + 524 pages. Numerous portraits on steel. Preface dated February 13,1883. Introduction and appendix, not contained in earlier versions of the work, dated 1883 listing some of the principal titles and dignities conferred by the Emperor Napoleon I, A list of the Marshals of the Empire, The dignitaries of state, The French Revolutionary Calendar, Republican dates and The campaigns of Napoleon I. A Good+ set. This is a new and revised edition of her translated memoirs presented in a new form. A HEAVY SET OF 2.8 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 5. Very Good/No Jacket.
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N° du livre: 000048
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 69 | CHF 76]
Mots-clés: Madame Junot, Duchess D'Abrantes, Jean-Andoche Junot, Laure Martin de Permond, Napoleon, Honore de Balzac

 
WEYMAN, STANLEY J.
A Gentleman of France - Being the Memoirs of Gaston de Bonne Sieur de Marsac
London, Longmans, Green. 1897. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Gilt titles to front and spine with bevelled boards on blue cloth which have some light marks to back, a small nick to base of spine. Internally there is some staining to to top margins of a few pages else clean, tight and unmarked. New edition printed from American plates at the Aberdeen University Press. iv + 412 pages 'The Sport of Fools' plate to frontispiece dated 1893 tissue guarded and illustrated title page. B2D. Good/No Jacket.
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N° du livre: 000330
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9.25 | CHF 10.5]
Mots-clés: French Memoirs

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