The History of the Life of the Duke of Espernon, the Great Favourite of France. In Three Parts, Containing Twelve Books. Wherin the History of France is continued from the Year 1598. where D'Avila leaves off, down to our own Times, 1642
Charles Cotton was a country gentleman, poet, friend of Izaak Walton, and translator of Montaigne's "Essays." As a translator, Cotton tried his best to keep the mood of the originals and there is a wonderful sense of the vernacular in his English translations.
Publisher: Printed by E. Cotes, and A. Clark for Henry Brome
Date Published: 1670
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 651 p. 34 cm. Missing frontispiece. Three quarter leather with brown marbled paper boards. Raised bands on spine. Black and red title page. Hinges tender and cracking internally. Worn at edges and corners and spine label worn. A little label residue on front pastedown endpaper. Small hole in decoration on p. 103 and margin of 199. 5 cm tear in bottom of p. 13, small tears in bottom of pp. 621-629, corner darkened p. 635, minor dampstain at bottom of p. 627-32, mild spotting throughout. Ink signature on title page is that of Edward Kynaston of Oatley, boy actor of the Restoration stage, who signed in 1669 (old style) although the book was printed in 1670.