WICQUEFORT, (Abraham de).

L'Ambassadeur et ses Fonctions par Monsieur de Wicquefort,. Derniere edition. Augmentee des Reflexions sur les Memoires pour les Ambassadeurs. De la Reonse a l'Auteur.....& des Electeurs par le mesme Auteur.

Published: Cologne. Chez Pierre Marteau. 1715.


2 volumes of 2. (252 x 187). (iv), 551, (37); (iv), 240, (12), 325, (3). Title page printed in red and black with vignette. Text in French. Some occasional browning to margins and minor worming at foot of first pages of vol.1 not affecting text. All edges red. Contemporary full calf with 5 raised bands and gilt decoration to comppartments. Corners worn. A good set.

A diplomat of Dutch birth, Abraham Wicquefort (1606-1682) wrote this first major work on all aspects of diplomatic practice based on his own memoirs and experiences. First published in 1681-82, it was reissued in 1690 and then enlarged for the third edition in 1715.


Offered by Richard V Wells