Memoirs of Cardinal Dubois. Ernest Downson.
Memoirs of Cardinal Dubois

Memoirs of Cardinal Dubois

New York: Privately Printed for Subscribers, 1929. Limited Edition. Octavo. Item #021913

Limited to 1500 copies of which 900 were printed for the United States and 600 for England. The present set is #657. In two volumes, 349pp. and 376pp., illustrated by Lui Trugo. The author notes that Dubois had written his own memoirs which were later published in France 1829 by an anonymous writer who at the time may have been M. Paul Laroix. The manuscript which was written entirely in Dubois hand was stolen by his secretary Lavergne after his death in 1723. It was later discovered of its literary value that Lavergne attempted to sell the manuscript. He was found and arrested. They later fell into the hands of Comte de Maurepas, then upon his death they were passed on to a writer named Mercier whose family had it published in 1829. The manuscript then became lost. This is the English translation of that work. A handsome set bound in black pictorial gilt cloth lettered and stamped in gilt, spine lettering gilt.

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