Edinburgh: Constable, 1827. First UK Edn? Translated from the French. 12mo, pp. 374. General title: Constable Miscellany of original and selected publications ... vol. v. Engraved title-page. Bound in 3/4 calf and marble paper, a VG copy. Item #12428
Marie Louise Victoire de Donnissan was born to a court family, the god-daughter of a daughter of Louis XV. At the age of 17, she married the marquis of Lescure and accompanied him in the war of the Vendee. After his death, she had various adventures that she relates in these memoirs first published in Bordeaux in 1815. "They are of extreme interest, and give a remarkable picture of the war and the fortunes of the royalists"[Encyc. Britannica vol. xvii, p. 222].