Cologne: Chez Pierre du Marteau, 1666. 12mo. 455, ; -600 pp. (continuous pagination). Contemporary speckled calf. Bookplate of The Right Hon. Algernon Capell, Earl of Essex, Viscount Maldon & Baron Capel of Hadham, 1701. Item #11192
Fascinating stories of Henry III, plus other biographies, confessions, and sordid details of life in France, including the life of Catherine Medicis. The first work is known to be a fictitious imprint, most likely published in Amsterdam, the original having been published by Elzevir in 1660. The second work was first printed in 1575.