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VARENNE (Jacques de). Mémoires du Chevalier de...

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[VARENNE (Jacques de)]. Mémoires du Chevalier de Ravanne, Page de son Altesse le Duc Régent Mousquetaire. Liège, sn, 1740. 2 volumes in-12, first edition of this libertine novel describing the rise and conquests of a musketeer at the Regency court. Quérard's attribution to Jacques de Varenne is questioned, sometimes in favor of Pavan, who was also a musketeer. Handwritten references "le 19ème livre" and "le 21ème livre" on the endpapers of each volume, "sans finis" on the last page of the second volume. Bound in full contemporary marbled calf, smooth ornate spine, red morocco title-pieces. (edges, headbands and corners worn). Expert : Monsieur Nicolas Asvisio