Good+ 1874. First edition. Hardcover, 8vo. in quarter red leather with patterned boards, four raised bands, and marbled endpapers. 520pp. with engraved frontis of the Duke's residence. Good+. Wear and rubbing to leather of spine ends. Small plate on pastedown. Original advertisements for the volume adhered to front endpaper. Light foxing to contents, else clean and unmarked. A biography of the self styled Duke of Saint-Simon, French diplomat, soldier, and posthumously famous writer. Though he did not inherit his dukedom from his father, Louis aspired to it his entire life and it became the recurring theme in his writings and voluminous memoirs. French language.
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