MEMOIRS OF MONSIEUR D’ARTAGNAN Captain-Lieutenant of the 1st Company of the King’s Musketeers. Now For the First Time Translated into English

D’Artagnan, Captain-Lieutenant]; Sandraz, Courtilz De [Nevill, Ralph, translator]

Published by London H. S. Nichols [1925], 1925
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3 volumes. First edition thus, Nichols much higher quality printing on large paper from the Little, Brown and Company plates. With an engraved frontispiece portrait, decorative head pieces and initials throughout. Tall 8vo, in the publisher’s beautifully decorated bindings of royal blue cloth, the upper cover and spines with an all over pattern of gilt fleur-de-lis, the covers with a gilt portrait of D’Artagnan, spines and upper covers elegantly gilt lettered within decorative gilt frames, edges untrimmed. A brilliant set, still largely unopened, the cloth especially bright, the gilt vivid, the text pristine, a superb set. THE STORY OF THE REAL D’ARTAGNAN, DE SANDRAZ WAS THE SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR ALEXANDRE DUMAS AND HIS THREE MUSKETEERS STORIES. Sandraz’s novelized account was written in 1700, just 27 years after D’Artagnan’s death. Sandras had served in the army before becoming a writer and had been imprisoned several times in the Bastille when Besmaux, the former companion of d’Artagnan, was warden. It was most likely from this source that he learned the details of d'Artagnan's life. Bookseller Inventory # 23914

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Publisher: London H. S. Nichols [1925]

Publication Date: 1925

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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