THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE MOST RENOWNED Q. ELIZABETH AND THE E. OF ESSEX, by a Person of Quality. ANONYMOUS.

THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE MOST RENOWNED Q. ELIZABETH AND THE E. OF ESSEX, by a Person of Quality

London: J. Darby, 1725. Hardcover. Duodecimo (3-1/4" x 5-1/2") in a lovely, unsigned binding of full dark green morocco leather with gilt floral decorative devices with small white morocco onlays, the spine with five raised bands, gilt lettering and decorations, gilt dentelles, scarlet silk endpapers and doublures, all edges gilt; 119, [1] pages. Wood-engraved frontispiece. A translation of the anonymous French text LE COMTE D'ESSEX HISTOIRE ANGLOISE, printed in Paris in 1678, and first published in English in 1680. This edition of a sensational account of Elizabeth's love life seems to be just as scarce. Margins shaved not affecting text. Trivial wear. About Fine. Item #019172

Price: $1,500.00

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