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Stuart, John Sobieski and Charles Edward Stuart.

TALES OF THE CENTURY, or, SKETCHES OF THE ROMANCE OF HISTORY BETWEEN THE YEARS 1746 AND 1846.

Martin: Edinburgh 1851 7.5 x 4, full leather, 230 pp, 300 pp notes, lithographed frontis piece, gilt decorated red morocco, signed binding by Larkins, edge worn, front hinge tender, bookplate, spine labels gone, written by two pretend claimants to descent from Bonnie Prince Charlie (Charles Stuart, who promoted Scottish nationalism). This series of short stories on Romans is presented as a justification of their descent. The rear of the book has several contemporary newspaper articles tipped to blank pages related to the book and its authors. Also a manuscript letter signed by Sobieska Louise de Plat nee Stuart Comtesse d'Albanie, a daughter of the junior author, requesting donations for a school in Bucharest also a printed broadside from the Archbishop of Bucharest in support of her endeavors. First published in 1847, this is an early printing with some great association pieces tipped in. EARLY PRINTING.


Book Id: 97-8433

Price: $850.00

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