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. <br />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.<br /><br />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.