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Memoires du Chancelier Prince de Bulow: Complete in Four Volumes.

Paris: Librairie Plon, 1930/1931. First Edition. Original Wraps. Text in French. From the library of Susan Mary Alsop. Born Susan Mary Jay in Rome in 1918, she was the daughter of Peter Augustus Jay (and Susan Alexander McCook) and granddaughter of Augustus Jay (and Emily Astor Kane), both statesmen, legates and/or ambassadors (in Europe, Asia and South America). The Jays, a Huguenot family, produced John Jay, co-author of the Federalist Papers, Foreign Secretary and the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Many of the volumes from her library were from that of her father and grandfather and are so inscribed (as noted). Susan Mary [Jay] Alsop, in addition to being one of the great political hostesses in Washington's circles, was an author in her own right, producing a noted biography of Vita Sackville-West's mother, “Lady Sackville” (1978); and also “Yankees at the Court: The First Americans in Paris” (1982), and “The Congress Dances: Vienna 1814-1815” (1984). Very uncommon in original wraps. Overall, a handsome set. Very Good in Wraps. Light shelf/edge wear, some minor/light chipping to wraps, Vol. 4 shows several stains at front wraps, Vol. 1 shows light damage in wraps at spine, light toning to text block edges, hint of foxing at preliminaries, else tight, bright and unmarred. Blue paper wraps, black ink lettering. 8vo. 527pp, 494pp, 346pp, 525pp. Illus. (b/w plates). Item #5182

Price: $125.00

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