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de La Roche-Guilhem, Anne (1644-1707 or 1710) History of Female Favorites, Two Copies in French & German.
Including: Histoire des Favorites Contenant ce qui s'est Passé de plus Remarquable sous Plusieurs Regnes, Imprimé à Constantinople [i.e. Amsterdam: no printer, circa 1699], 12mo, title page printed in red and black, engraved added title, and ten full-paged engraved portraits of the subjects of the biographies; bound in contemporary boards, amateurishly rebound with original sponge-decorated calf panels from the boards relaid; humidity damage to contents, title page soft with some losses (repaired on verso), minor worming, 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. [together with] de la Roche-Guilhem's Liebes-Aventuren und Dereselben Curieusen Intriqen unterschiedener Mattressen hoher Potentaten in Europa, Cologne: Marteau, 1718, title page printed in red and black, engraved added title, and ten full-paged portraits, four leaves with manuscript annotations, bound in later full leather, 6 x 3 1/2 in. (2)
French edition rare at auction; German edition also rare at auction and in libraries, three copies listed in Worldcat.
Subjects of the biographies include María de Padilla (1334-1361); Leonor Teles (c. 1350-c. 1405); Agnès Sorel (1422-1450); Giulia Farnese (1474-1524); Roxelana [aka Hurrem Sultan] (c. 1502-1558); Marie de Beauvilliers (1574-1667); Livia Drusilla [aka Julia Augusta] (59/58 BCE-29 CE); Fredegund (d. 597); Nanthild (c. 610-642); and Marozia (c. 890-937).