Mémoires du Maréchal de Berwick, Écrits par Lui-Même; Avec une suite abrégée depuis 1716, jusq’à sa mort en 1734; précédés de son Portrait, par Milord Bolingbroke, & d’une ébauche d’Eloge historique, par le Président de Montesquieu; terminés par des Notes & des Lettres servant de pieces justificatives pour la campagne de 1708.

  • Berwick, James Fitzjames, Duke of
  • A Paris: Chez Moutard 1778

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Description

2 vols., 12mo, pp. [ii], xlviii, 508, [2]; [ii], 516, [6] + folding map. Contemporary biscuit calf, spines divided by raised bands between gilt rules, red morocco labels, numbered in gilt to third compartment, edges red. A little scattered foxing, particularly the first few pages of vol. 2, tiny handling tear to map. Some rubbing, particularly to spines, joints just cracking.

Notes

The illegitimate son of King James II and VII, the Duke of Berwick spent most of his life fighting foreign wars. He was peripherally involved in the Jacobite rebellion of 1715, but his French commitments prevented him from travelling to Scotland, causing a lasting rift. With French forces he invaded Spain in 1719 and was killed in service in Germany in 1734.

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