Heroes, Philosophers, and Courtiers of the Time of Louis XVI. By the author of ‘The Secret History of the Court of France Under Louis XV.’

London: Hurst and Blackett, 1863. First edition. Light shelfwear, contemporary pencil signature in both volumes, a little foxing. A remarkably fine, bright copy. Original brown cloth. Covers blocked in blind, spine blocked and lettered in gilt. Two volumes, octavo. . xix, 345; xii, 371, [1, blank], [4, supplementary note, errata and index to the appendix] + [10] pp. publisher’s ads. Item #7343

Annie Emma Challice, née Arnstrong (1821-1875) was the wife of physician and liberal politician John Challice (1815-1863). According to the D.N.B. article, she was remarkable for her wit and graceful manners. She is credited with nine books, many relating to French society and customs.

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