Memoirs Of Henry, D. Of Guise, Relating His Passage To Naples, And Heading There The Second Revolt Of The People, Englished
Memoirs Of Henry, D. Of Guise, Relating His Passage To Naples, And Heading There The Second Revolt Of The People, Englished
Memoirs Of Henry, D. Of Guise, Relating His Passage To Naples, And Heading There The Second Revolt Of The People, Englished
Memoirs Of Henry, D. Of Guise, Relating His Passage To Naples, And Heading There The Second Revolt Of The People, Englished
Memoirs Of Henry, D. Of Guise, Relating His Passage To Naples, And Heading There The Second Revolt Of The People, Englished

Memoirs Of Henry, D. Of Guise, Relating His Passage To Naples, And Heading There The Second Revolt Of The People, Englished

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Guise, Henry Duke Of, Memoires Of Henry, D. Of Guise, Relating His Passage To Naples, And Heading There The Second Revolt Of The People, Englished, London: Henry Herringman, 1669. First English Ed. Full Calf Leather With Gilt Stamped Decorative Panel On Verso And Recto Boards And Handwritten Spine Label, 16Mo (6.375X4.375), Very Good / Na. [Xi] 590 Pp. [I Errata Page]. Overall Wear Such As Is Expected In A Tome Of This Period With Some Light Chipping, Corners As Well As Head And Tail Of Spine Lightly Rubbed With Light Chipping More Pronounced At Head Of Spine, Front Hinge Lighly Separated But With Binding Completely Intact, Binding Is Tight, Very Gentle Age Toning, No Observable Foxing. Contains The Bookplate Of Sir Hector Livingston Duff On Front Pastedown. Count Of Guise And Duke Of Guise Were Titles Of French Nobility. Henry Ii De Lorraine, 5Th Duke Of Guise (Paris, 4 April 1614 - 2 June 1664, Paris) Was The Second Son Of Charles, Duke Of Guise And Henriette Catherine De Joyeuse. Hoping To Make Good His Family's Ancient Pretensions To The Kingdom Of Naples, He Joined The Revolt Of Masaniello In 1647. The "Royal Republic Of Naples" Was Declared, Appealing To The Protection Of France And Nominally Headed By Guise. However, The Tactless Guise Rapidly Alienated The Neapolitans, And Wielded Little Influence With Cardinal Mazarin. He Was Captured By The Spaniards In 1648 When The Republic Fell, And Held By Them Until 1652. He Made A Second Attack On Naples In 1654, But It Ended In Failure, Partly Because Of The Presence Of An English Fleet Under Robert Blake In Support Of The Spanish. Afterwards, He Settled In Paris, Becoming Grand Chamberlain Of France To Louis Xiv And Going Deeply Into Debt Because Of His Expenditures For Horses And Entertainments. He Was The Patron Of Pierre Corneille, To Whom He Gave A Lodging In The Hôtel De Guise. Anna Gonzaga, One Of Henry's Wives, Described Duke Henry's "Good And Bad Qualities" As Follows: Monsieur Guise Had The Figure, The Air And The Manners Of A Hero In A Novel, And His Entire Life Bore The Mark This Character. Magnificence Reigned In His Entire Person And In Everything That Surrounded Him; His Conversation Was Especially Charming: Everything He Said, Everything He Did, Proclaimed That He Was An Extraordinary Man. Ambition And Love Dominated His Projects, Which Were So Vast That They Were Homeric; But With Such An Illustrious Name, Heroic Valor, And A Bit Of Good Fortune, Nothing Exceeded His Hopes. He Had A Gift For Making Himself Loved By All Those He Wanted To Please, Which Seemed To Be The Lot Of The Princes Of The House Of Lorraine. He Was Flighty In His Attachments, Inconstant In His Projects, Hasty In Carrying Things Out. Here We Have His Memoirs; The First Time Printed In English. Quite The Story - Quite The Book. A Splendid Sement Of Captured Tyme.