Letters and negociations of m. van hoey, Ambassador from the States-General to his Most Christian Majesty. Containing An exact Representation of the present State of the Court of France...
London. Printed for J. Nourse, 1743. First English edition.
8vo. viii, 155pp, . Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, marginal repair to penultimate leaf, else internally clean and crisp.
The first English translation of the correspondence of Dutch ambassador to the court of France Abraham van Hoey (1684-1766), a position he held for 20 years prior to being relieved of his duties in 1747 evidently having dissatisfied members of his nation's government for too often aligning with Louis XV.
ESTC T84028.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 15123