Recueil de diverses pieces servant a l'histoire de Henry III, Roy de France et de Pologne....; Discours merveilleux de la vie, actions & deportemens de la Reyne Catherine de Medicis, mere de Francois II, Charles IX, Henry III, Rois de France. Cologne Chez Pierre du Marteau 1666
12mo. 455, ; -600 pp. Contemporary speckled calf. Bookplate of The Right Hon. Algernon Capell, Earl of Essex, Viscount Maldon & Baron Capel of Hadham, 1701. $450.00
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.