Title: Memoirs of Maria Antoinetta,Archduchess of Austria,Queen of France and Navarre
Author: by Joseph Weber and Translated from the French by R. C. Dallas, Esq.
Published: London: Printed by C. Rickaby, 1805 - 1812
Volume I: 1805
Volume II: 1806
Volume III: 1812
Book condition: Used - Good.
Three volumes. Octavo, bound in three quarter morocco over marbled boards with gilt titles and tooling to the spine, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.
Bookplate (partially removed by previous owner) on front pastedown (inside front cover). Additional owner's name inscribed and dated '36 on front free end paper. Some foxing (age spots) to pages. Gilt edges.
Cover: Good to Very Good (Near Fine).
THREE-VOLUMES IN FINE BINDING
“It was my unhappy fate to see the most powerful queen rendered the most miserable of human beings”:
Weber’s Memoirs of Maria Antoinetta, illustrated First Edition in English
First edition in English of one of the first biographies of Marie Antoinette, with 12 engraved plates, handsomely bound.
"As the foster-brother of an archduchess, Joseph Weber benefited all his life; there were pensions for Constance as well as his other brothers and sisters. During Marie Antoinette's childhood, Maria Teresa took her to visit the Weber household; there she showered gifts upon the children and, according to Joseph, admonished Constance: 'Good Weber, have a care for your son'" (Fraser, Marie Antoinette: The Journey, 4).
This account of Marie Antoinette's life and death was at least partly authored by Trophime-Gérard, Marquis de Lally-Tollendal.
Illustrated with 12 engraved plates, including frontispiece portraits in each volume. Volumes II and III with half titles. First published in French, in London, 1804. Translated by Robert Charles Dallas. Lowndes
Published: London: Printed by C. Rickaby, 1805 - 1812.
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