Secret Memoirs of the Court of Berlin

Riqueti,Honore Gabriel, Compte de Mirabeau

Published by Walter Dunne, Publisher, 1901
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Light brown leather binding with gilt embelishments, and designs on front and spine. Very lavish. Some darkening of the leather due to uneven light. Decorative binding. Interior is fine. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Secret Memoirs of the Court of Berlin
Publisher: Walter Dunne, Publisher
Publication Date: 1901
Book Condition: Very Good

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De Mirabeau, Compte, Honore Gabriel Riqueti
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Book Description St. Dunstan Society, Akron, Ohio. Leather. Book Condition: Near Fine. n.d. [ 1901, M. Walter Dunne, Publisher]. Frontispiece photogravure, with tissue guard; 2 other illustrations all present as called for. Colour fly-titles, with the publisher's series name: "Memoirs and Secret Chronicles of the Courts of Europe". Introduction by Oliver H. G. Leigh. Other editions from this publisher were in cloth, but this bonded leather binding features on the front boards ornate three-colour Prussian motif, panelled in blind double-rule in gilt; sewn in bookmark; faux marbled endpapers; pages rough-cut; top edge gilt. Somewhat uncommon in this de luxe binding. Spine faded. A very handsome book. Size: Royal Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 004407

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Honore Gabriel Riqueti, Compte de Mirabeau
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Book Description St. Dunstan Society c. 1901, New York & Ohio, 1901. Rebacked tastefully to match the orginial boards, tooled gilt rules and elaborate design on front covers, blind tooled elaborate design on back, matching pasted and free end papers. , Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (9 March 1749 ? 2 April 1791) was a French revolutionary, as well as a writer, diplomat, freemason, journalist and French politician at the same time. He was a popular orator and statesman. During the French Revolution, he was a moderate, favoring a constitutional monarchy built on the model of Great Britain. He unsuccessfully conducted secret negotiations with the French monarchy in an effort to reconcile it with the Revolution. In the years leading up to the Revolution, he communicated with Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson?who served successively as United States Ministers to France in that period?and used materials provided directly by each of them in several of his pre-Revolution publications.After a preliminary trip to Berlin in early 1786, he was dispatched that July on a mission to the royal court of Prussia; returning in January, Mirabeau published a full account in his Secret History of the Court of Berlin (1787).[10] This account denounced the Prussian court as scandalous and corrupt, described the King of Prussia as weak and overly emotional, and labeled Prince Henry of Prussia, brother of Frederick the Great and a guest of the French court, as narrow-minded and incompetent. The resulting uproar was an extreme embarrassment for the French government, which quickly censored the book but could not prevent its widespread notoriety. Mirabeau's episode provided inspiration to many more radical publishers who came to regard Mirabeau as a leader of the coming revolution.[11], Size : 4to: (160mm x 230mm), Illustrated with a color frontispiece. A fine and handsome set. Top edges gilt, front and bottom edges uncut. Bookseller Inventory # B4152

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