Trenck, Baron Frederic
Title THE LIFE OF BARON FREDERIC TRENCK: containing his adventures, and cruel and excessive sufferings during an imprisonment of ten years, in the fortress of Magdeburg
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Fair
Jacket Condition No Jacket (as issued)
Edition 2nd Leary edition
Size Sextodecimo -- from 5.75" to 6.75"
Publisher Philadelphia William A. Leary 1849
Seller ID 017075
Originally published in German, this is Trenck's account of his ten-year imprisonment after his affair with the sister of Frederick II of Prussia. In France, whence he eventually travelled during the French Revolution, the French got the idea that he was an Austrian spy, and set up a date for him with Dr. Joseph Guillotine's edgy little device. Brown cloth w/gilt illustration to front cover, gilt lettering/designs to spine, 288 pages (plus eight-page catalogue of other titles published by Leary), illustrated. Bumped/considerably worn corners/spine ends, part of top right spine scraped/torn/missing, some cover soil, faded gilt, pencil scribble to front pastedown, front end paper excised, pencil scribble to top of first title page, previous owner's name elegantly written to top of first text pagesevere foxing throughout, pencil notation ("Pa won't let us go" -- damn that Pa, anyway!) to rear blank end paper. Uncommon.
NOISBN, Baron Frederic Trenck, Prussia, Prussians, Magdeburg, prisoner, prisoners, Frederick the Great, imprisonment, memoirs, Frederick II