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Abbé de MONTGON Memoires de Monsieur l'abbé de Montgon, publiées par lui-même.


Memoires de Monsieur l'abbé de Montgon, publiées par lui-même.

S.n., s.l. 1750, in-12 (9,5x16,5cm), 5 tomes reliés en 6 volumes.

New edition. The first edition in 1731, offered only one volume, 3 volumes published in 1756 to subsequent years, since 5 volumes of the edition 1750 concerning the year 1725 and 1726. Portrait frontispiece. Vouchers after each volume were connected in a sixth volume. Full brown calf with marbled time. Back tooled raised. Part of title and volume number in red morocco. Caps head threadbare. Caps tail Volumes I, II, III and V also threadbare. Some bits split into head and tail. Most corners bumped. Room volume number of Volume VI absent. Good condition overall. French diplomat in the service of King Philip V of Spain, but also secret agent in charge of missions, such as in France round up supporters of the Spanish Bourbons in the estate of Louis XV (Philip V was indeed the son of small- Louis XIV), the abbot of Montgon writes with great clarity the court intrigues and the difficulty of his position in a European world. It does full diplomatic difficulties a world of alliances and betrayals obscure (Example desire of Spain to attack England). Montgon wrote these memoirs during his exile, he was indeed entrusted to Cardinal Fleury, who had denounced the court of France. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

400 €

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