2 Vol. 18th Century Leather Bound Book Set of “Memoirs of the Marshal Duke of Berwick” by Himself, 1779
Very Nice Rare Antique Leather Bound Book Entitled “Twelve Sermons Preached on Several Occasions” by the famed 18th Century Rev. William Lupton, D.D. (1676 – 1726) | Published in 1729 by W. Bowyer in London, “for T. Worrall, at the Judge’s-Head, over-against St. Dunstan’s-Church in Fleetstreet.
Very rare Original first edition & printing of the 18th Century Book (in 2 volumes) entitled “Memoirs of the Marshal Duke of Berwick” written by himself, the famed Marshal Duke of Berwick, James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, 1st Duke of Liria and Jérica, GE, KOGF (1670 – 1734) | Complete in 2 Volumes | Full Title: “Memoirs of the Marshal Duke of Berwick. Written by himself. With a summary continuation from the year 1716, to his death in 1734. [By L. J. Hooke] To this work is prefixed a sketch of an historical panegyric of the Marshal, by the President Montesquieu; and explanatory notes, and original letters relative to the campaign in Flanders, in 1708, are subjoined” | Translated from French | Published: London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1779 | Book is a rare first edition and first printing.
Each volume is Fully Bound in Calf Leather with a five ribbed spine (See Photographs) | Leather bindings worn in corners of spine with some cracking; leather show signs of professional repair; bindings still intact | Spine gilt lettering has worn off of each, but book contains a loose leather title piece | Printed on watermarked laid paper (See Photographs) | Books are signed by E. H. Greenly, and each has a book plate in the front cover for E. H. Greenly | The books’ pages, including the title pages, are in remarkably good condition | Measures 9″ H x 5.75″ W.
The Marshal Duke of Berwick (James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick) was an Anglo-French military leader, and illegitimate son of King James II of England by Arabella Churchill, sister of the 1st Duke of Marlborough. Berwick was considered a very successful general in the pay of Louis XIV of France.
Notes: Excellent History of French & English Aristocracy & Military History . Includes a Fold Out Map. The original editor of the memoirs is said to be Mr. Hooke.