BLESSINGTON-D'ORSAY, A MASQUERADE.
- London : Folio Society, The 1983
- large 8vo.
- quarter cloth, decorated paper-covered boards, top edge stained light green, paper-covered slipcase.
- Frontispiece; 305, (3) pages.
- Order Nr. 53307
- Price: $ 7.00
First edition thus. Biography, first published in 1933, of Marguerite Gardiner, Countess Blessington (1789-1849), born to a family of impoverished Irish gentry as Margaret Power, who after early disasters became Lady Blessington and acquired notoriety as the mistress of the dandy and artist, Alfred Comte d'Orsay, became a well-known writer herself, and died impoverished in France, having lost all to creditors in England. With 19 reproductions of contemporary illustrations, including the portrait by Lawrence. Spine slightly faded.
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