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De' costumi e della morte di Maria Clementina Regina d'Inghilterra, di Francia, e d'Irlanda

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Title De' costumi e della morte di Maria Clementina Regina d'Inghilterra, di Francia, e d'Irlanda
Imprint In Roma ed in Bologna
Date of Publication 1737
Language Italian
Notes This is a biography of Princess Clementina, the wife of the Old Pretender. She was the granddaughter of John Sobieski, the warrior king of Poland. Her marriage took place in 1719, under the protection of Pope Clement XI, who proclaimed the pair King and Queen of England. The alliance had been vehemently opposed by the Holy Roman Emperor, who had imprisoned the young woman. She was later dramatically rescued by a band of Jacobite adventurers led by Charles Wogan. The marriage proved turbulent, and unhappy with the princess leaving her husband for a time. A reconciliation was eventually arranged, although she did not long survive it as she died in 1731. This is a very good copy of a rare edition complete with portrait, and a final leaf containing an engraved coat of arms.
Shelfmark AB.1.204.05
Reference Sources Booksellers catalogue
Acquired on 03/01/04
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