Richelieu. Hilaire Belloc.


Phladelphia and London: J. B. Lippincott, no date (1929). Illustrated with black and white photos of contemporary images of Richelieu. Eleventh printing. Red cloth stamped in gold. 8vo. 392 pp. including index. Beautiful, as new condition. / Dust jacket is in fine condition. Item #342

This is an astonishing story of an ardently Catholic cardinal, one of the first major exponents of nationalism, who, to quote Mr. Belloc, "in spite of himself and of his sympathies, and as an unintended result of his foreign policy, saved Protestantism in Europe." . . . . .Richelieu is one of the masterpieces of modern biography, and it gives a vivid and penetrating insight into a great man and the world in which he played so decisive a part.

There is no date on this eleventh printing but the price in the dust jacket is $3.50. So I am guessing it might have been issued in the 1950s.

Price: $20.00

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