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Wormeley translations of French Court Memoirs 18 vols. 1/600  

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Versailles Edition of Katharine Prescott Wormeley translations of French Court Memoirs

Wormeley, Katharine Prescott, editor and translator


Hardy, Pratt & Company



18 volumes. With color portrait frontispieces, photogravure illustrated plates. (8vo) uniformly bound in three quarter maroon morocco and marbled boards, gilt spines with raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt. No. 600 of 800 copies of the Versailles Edition.

Scarce complete set of Wormeley's translations of French Court Memoirs. Katharine Prescott Wormeley was an American nurse in the Civil War and translator of French language literary works. She was one of the best known translators of her time, having translated from the French language the complete works of Balzac in 40 volumes. 


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General light wear to bindings with rubbing to leather at extremities; foxing to textblock edges and scattered light foxing to interior margins; very good.

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