Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. A vintage Moroccan half-leather hardcover in acceptable condition; marbled boards and end papers. Gilt wording on spine and gilt emblem on front board. Boards show general wear, edgwear, and fraying. Some possible water damage towards very back pages of book, upper right corner. See images for the condition of this book.
Blurb: First edition stated, Fifteenth impression. E. P Dutton - Great Britain
A romance of the French Revolution. One of the greatest romances of this enthralling period [the 18th century], the love-story of the Chevalier de Boufflers and the Comtesse de Sabran, has been allowed by English writers to pass into oblivion. Theirs was the "grande passion" of the times . . . In this book I have attempted, for the benefit of English readers, to weave into a whole the fragments taken from all available sources - preferably contemporary sources. " A vast, moving tapestry of war and revolution as experienced during the 18th century by a French nobleman and his contemporaries, as reconstructed from actual correspondence from some of the principles in this work. A classic work on the French Revolution, filled with interesting true-life characters - both noble and despicable - and the horrific events they participated in or were subjected to