Segur, Comte de - Memoirs of Louis Philippe Comte de Segur. Folio Society, 1960, 1st thus. Louis Philippe (1753-1820) Ambassador at St Petersburg, was a great favourite with Catharine II, served in the American War of Independence and hailed the French revolution. (Chambers Biographical Dictionary). 8¾" x 5½", 340pp plus 12 plates, full red buckram, front board and spine blocked with an elaborate design in gold, dark-green title-panel, gold blocked spine lettering, hardback. Laid paper. Index. Map endpapers, identical. Illustrated in monochrome with historical material. Sunned spine (slightly less than average for this edition); slight edge-foxing; very good plus; complete with good only (about 1" split along each corner-edge of opening with 1 extending 3" in from opening; edge/shelf-wear/marks) original slip-case (actually, the case is not in bad condition for this edition as it's one of the Society's original old fashioned types, rather weak).
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