Paris, V. Petit 1822.
12mo. [ii], frontis., [ii], 91p. Engraved frontispiece of the presentation of the newborn duc de Bordeaux (Couché after de Pujol), woodcut royal arms on the title.
Contemporary gilt red morocco, outer double-rule border and palm leaf roll, central arms of the city of Paris, flat spine with gilt blooms and gilt-lettered title (crown and base slightly abraded), board edges gilt, all edges gilt, green silk marker.
The little stinker — Henri Charles Ferdinand Marie Dieudonné d’Artois, duc de Bordeaux, comte de Chambord (1820-83) — played at king a couple of times (as Henri V), but no one was really buying. The author, a playwright, was also the librarian to Louis XVIII. In good condition. ¶Vinet, Bibliographie méthodique et raisonnée des beaux-arts 537; Ruggieri, Catalogue des livres rares (III.1873) 649.Item #09575