WRAXALL, Nathaniel.

The History of France,


The History of France,
under the Kings of the race of Valois, from the accession of Charles the Fifth, in 1364, to the death of Charles the Ninth, in 1574.
London, Printed for C. Dilly, 1785.

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Sir Nathaniel William Wraxall, 1st Baronet (1751 – 1831), English author, entered Parliament in 1780 and sat till 1794 for Hindon in Wiltshire, Ludgershall and Wallingford, in succession. He published in 1795 the beginning of a History of France from the Accession of Henry III to the Death of Louis XIV, which was never completed.


Second edition, 2 volumes, 8vo., (21.5 x 13.5 cm), occasional light spotting; contemporary tree calf, spines in six compartments, red morocco lettering piece to second, black numbering piece to fifth, elaborate gilt bands and centre tools, gilt outer edges, minor rubbing. A charming set.

Provenance: neat contemporary ownership signature to front free endpaper.



Stock ID: 73647