Vie politique, littéraire et privée de Charles-James Fox, membre du parlement d'Angleterre et secrétaire d'état, etc. Ornée de son portrait. Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglais sur la quatrième édition originale.
Paris: Parsons, Galignani et Compagnie, 1808. Seconde edition. Bound in quarter red morocco, marbled blue card boards and ornate gilt-stamped titles to spine. Complete with engraved frontis portrait. This is a French translation, by J. Martinet, of the memoirs of the notorious public life, and colourful private life, of the late Right Honourable Charles-James Fox.
xiv, 324 pp. Charles-James Fox (1749-1806), was a prominent British statesman whose opinions in favour of the American War of Independence became some of the most radical ever to be aired in the Parliament of his era.
Fox's parliamentary career spanned 38 years of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and he was the arch-rival of William Pitt the Younger.
Condition: Spine shows very little sign of wear, and boards are just a little scuffed. Internally, the pages are toned, particularly to the front. Evidence of a small bookplate having been removed from front pastedown.