The Rival Princes; Or a Faithful Narrative of Facts, relating to Mrs. M.A. Clarke's political ... The Rival Princes; Or a Faithful Narrative of Facts, relating to Mrs. M.A. Clarke's political ... The Rival Princes; Or a Faithful Narrative of Facts, relating to Mrs. M.A. Clarke's political ...

The Rival Princes; Or a Faithful Narrative of Facts, relating to Mrs. M.A. Clarke's political acquaintance with Colonel Wardle, Major Dodd, &c. &c. &c. who were concerned in the charges against the Duke of York; together with a variety of authentic and important letters. 2 Volumes in 1 (Complete) [SIGNED] [WITH PAINTED FORE-EDGE]

Clarke, Mary Anne

Published by C. Chapple, London, 1810
Condition: f to vg Hardcover

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Octavo. XI, 216, 307, [4]pp of publisher's advertisement. Original full calf with gold-stamped lettering and decoration on spine. Raised bands. Gilt decoration along edges of binding. Exquisite fore-edge painting. Colored frontispiece of Mary Anne Clarke signed at lower margin by the author. Fascinating work being Mrs. Clarke's attempt at explaining the scandal involving her when she was the mistress of the Duke of York. The scandal became a Regency cause célèbre and much later Mrs. Clarke's life became the subject of a novel, "Mary Anne" (1954), by Daphne du Maurier, the great-granddaughter of Mrs. Clarke. Contemporary armorial bookplates of Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard Baronet (famous British politician) at free front endpaper. 3" closed tear at lower part of front joint, 1.5" closed tear at upper part and 1 1/3" closed tear at lower part of back joint. Front board detached, but present. Title-label partly chipped at edges (not affecting lettering). Corners slightly rubbed. Cover starting. Edges of boards slightly darkened. Binding in overall fair, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 18833

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Title: The Rival Princes; Or a Faithful Narrative ...

Publisher: C. Chapple, London

Publication Date: 1810

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:f to vg

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First edition.

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