The Derelict Duchess. A Study of the Life and times of
The Derelict Duchess. A Study of the Life and times of

MIRON, E. L. The Derelict Duchess. A Study of the Life and times of Charlotte d'Albret, Duchess de Valentinois, Wife of Cesare Borgia.

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MIRON, E. L. The Derelict Duchess. A Study of the Life and times of Charlotte d'Albret, Duchess de Valentinois, Wife of Cesare Borgia. New York, Brentano's, 1912.

8vo. Original red cloth with bevelled edges, lettered and ornamented in gilt; top edge gilt; pp. 352, plates after photographs; two leaves (pp. 299-302) roughly opened resulting in marginal flaws, otherwise very good.
First US edition of a scarce title on the wife of the son of Pope Alexander VI, who abandoned her pretty soon after the marriage. She ruled over the Duchy based in the Landes and Périgord, in the the Southwest of France.
COPAC locates copies of the first edition, published in London in 1911, at University of Exeter, in the British Library, University of Liverpool, at Oxford, Cambridge, Dublin and LSE.

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