Memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz. Containing the particulars of his own life, with the most secret transactions of the French court and the Civil Wars. Translated from the French. In Four Volumes.

RETZ, Cardinal de

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Jean François Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz (1613-1679) was a cleric and statesman best remember today for writing the memoirs offered here which chronicle his life until 1655.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: T. Becket, T. Cadell, and T. Evans
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1774
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    4 Vols. xi, 338, [2]p; 317, [3]p; 282, [1]p; 228, [31]p. 18 cm full leather bindings with red title labels, raised bands and gold lettering on spines. Frontispiece portrait of Cardinal de Retz in first vol. Front board detached from vol. 1 and vol. 4. Leather worn on all volume along edges with bumped corners with exposed hinges and torn extremes. Inside pages a bit yellowed but clean with unmarked text. Sold "as-is."

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