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Histoire de Marie Stuart, reine de France et d'Ecosse. Nouvelle edition.

Author Claude-Francois-Xavier Mercier de Compiegne
Title Histoire de Marie Stuart, reine de France et d'Ecosse. Nouvelle edition.
Imprint Paris: Mercier
Date of Publication 1795
Language French
Notes A rare edition of a French biography of Mary Queen of Scots, the author Mercier de Compiegne (1763-1800) originally published the work in 1793 with the longer and somewhat racier title "La vie, les amours, le proces, et la mort de Marie Stuart, reine de France et d'Ecosse". This later edition was divided into two parts and with two plates depicting scenes from Mary's life rather the portrait of her in the earlier edition. The source material of this work appears to have been Nicolas Caussin's (1583-1651) work "La cour saincte" although there may have been other sources used as well.
Shelfmark AB.1.216.24
Reference Sources Bookseller's notes
Acquired on 22/04/16
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