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Second edition in English, second issue. Octavo in halves (190 x 115mm). [ii], 235, [1]. Bound in nineteenth century black calf over purple cloth, spine gilt.


A very good example, generally fresh. Small wormholes affecting pp.109-144.


This racy work by the Madame de Villedieu was originally published as Les Exilés de la cour d’Auguste (1672-1678), and then translated into English under the title The Unfotunate Heroes: or, the Adventures of Ten Famous Men, viz, Ovid, Lentullus, Hortensius, Herennius, Cepion, Horace, Virgil, Cornelius Gallus, Crassus, Agrippa. Banished from the Court of Augustus Cæsar. In Ten Novels in 1679.


This translation was updated in a new edition of 1726, titled The Exiles Of The Court Of Augustus Caesar, before being reissued in the present format, with a cancel title leaf capitalising on the vogue for Secret Histories.

The Secret History Of The Court Of Augustus Caesar

SKU: 164
  • Author

    Madame de Villedieu

  • Publisher

    London: Printed And Sold By The Booksellers Of London And Westminster,

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