RIVERSIDE PRESS. CARLYLE, Thomas. ~ The Diamond Necklace.
One of 400 copies, this no. 4. Carlyle’s fictional account of the scandalous 1785 affair of the diamond necklace at the court of King Louis XVI of France, involving his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette. Printed at the Riverside Press, Cambridge. 8vo., [13.5 x 21 cms], original quarter cream linen over green paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, housed in the original slipcase. Slight darkening to spine, some mild wear to slipcase, still a presentable copy.