FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, 8vo, pp. xvi, 333, [3, ads] + engraved frontispiece. Title-page printed in red and black. Contemporary sheep, ruled in gilt, later hand-written paper label to spine. Soiled and lightly browned. Extremities rubbed, joints cracking but sound, a touch of wear to corners, flyleaves excised. Short inscription thoroughly crossed through to corner of title-page.
Nicolas Menin (1684-1770) was counsellor to the Parliament of Metz and also published historical fiction anonymously. This study of French royal processes was reissued in 1727 under a different title, and a further edition under yet another title followed 50 years later.