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    A Beautiful Copy of Ramsay's Magnificent Biography of French Marshal General Henri de la Tour d'Auvergne, Vicomte de Turenne

    [Andrew Michael Ramsay, Chevalier]. Histoire du Vicomte de Turenne, Maréchal Général des Armées du Roy. Paris: Chez la Veuve Mazieres & J. B. Garnier, 1735. First edition. Two quarto volumes. Approximately 11 x 8.5 inches. [xii], [601]; [iv], ccix, [1, blank], cl pages. With portrait and thirteen folding or double-page maps in volume I. With several intertextual engravings. With half-titles. Half-titles and title-pages printed in red and black. Finely bound to style in modern full crushed brown morocco, boards ruled and paneled in blind, with gilt floral cornerpieces, spines elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt turn-ins, marbled endleaves, top edges stained red. Spines a bit sunned, some minor rubbing to bindings, small bookplates of Bruno Monnier on front pastedowns, small red ink notations on front binder's blank in each volume. Minor occasional foxing in text, else clean. A fine copy of this excellent biography of this important French military leader, one of only six men to become General Marshal of France. Graesse VI, 22. From a private collection from New Orleans.

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