£10.00

Publisher

George Routledge and Sons, Ltd. Broadway House, Carter Lane.

Place

London

Date

1928

Synopsis

Translated, with an appendix, by c. k. scott moncrieff. introduction by richard aldington. notes by g. rutherford. with five plates. (the broadway library of eighteenth-century french literature).

Item Description

8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xii + 253 pp. Title page and other preliminaries in blue and black. Bound in original green cloth, gilt. Uncut pages. Spine sunned and a couple of ink stains on edges of front boards; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 5 black and white plates, including portrait frontispiece. Title page within decorative borders. Memoirs of the earlier life and career of the Duc de Lauzun (1747-93), French soldier, who served against the British during the American Revolution, returning to France in 1783. During the French Revolutionary War he took service with the army of the Republic and fought against the rebels in the Vendee. Following charges of lack of civic virtue and conspiracy against the Republic, he went to the guillotine on the last day of 1793, his wife following the next year. Translated by Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff (1899-1930), Scottish writer, educated at Winchester and the University of Edinburgh, and translator of Proust. Introduction by Richard Aldington (1892-1962), writer, First World war poet and biographer of T. E. Lawrence.

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