Memoires de Maximilien de Bethune, duc de Sully, Principal Ministre de Henry Le Grand
SULLY, Maximilien de Bethune, duc De
Maximilien de Bthune, duc de Sully (1560 - 1641) was a soldier, minister, Huguenot and superintendent of finances to Henry IV of France until that king was assassinated. His memoirs, written in the second person, are valuable as historical documents and as an autobiography - despite the fact that they contain many fictions, such as a mission undertaken by Sully to Queen Elizabeth I in 1601.
Date Published: 1747
Place Published: London
Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 3 vols.: Vol. 1: xxxvi, 607; Vol. 2: x, 612; Vol. 3: vi, 617 p. 25 cm. Vol. 1 has engraved frontispiece and engraved portraits of the author as well as Henry IV of France. Title page and a few other vignettes. Black and red titles. Full leather with raised bands. Gold impressing on spines. Lower spine labels nearly completely chipped away. Some slight chipping at spine ends. Corners bumped. Hinges cracking. Labels for "Minto" on front pastedowns. Slight thumbing, soiling, foxing throughout. Volume I: Page 53 has chipped bottom corner. Small worm hole in rear board.