MORTONVAL, M. [pseudonym of Alexandre Fursy GUESDON]. ~ Dame de Saint Bris chroniques du temps de la Ligue, 1587... deuxième edition. Paris: [J. Pinard for] Ambroise Dupont, 1827.
4 vols, 12mo (167 × 98 mm), pp. , 210, ; , 214, ; , 251, ; , 258, complete with half-titles. Some spotting, one neat old repair to marginal tear in vol. 1. Contemporary quarter calf, gilt panelled spines, red and plum morocco labels. A handsome copy.
Second edition (printed in the same year as the first) of a popular historical novel set at the time of the French Wars of Religion. Gusedon served in the Napoleonic armies before producing several plays for the theatre and then devoting himself to historical fiction, which he published under the pseudonym Mortonval. This copy has been bound to match several works by Sir Walter Scott from the same library. OCLC locates copies at University of Kentucky (this edition) and Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (edition not stated) only, but there are copies of both first and second edition at Bn.