247 pp. with index. Spine very slightly slanted, very minor edgewear, PO's name on free endpaper. DJ has minor edgewear, tear at top of spine which has been repaired with tape, darkening along top edge, light soiling. Text is bright and attractive.
"If French history reads like a good novel, the episode of Henri de Cinq-Mars, Master of the Horse is easily its most astounding chapter. To borrow a Hollywood phrase, this book has everything: duels, wars, escapes, secret treaties, spies, chaste and profane love, hubris, high treason. A dazzling portrait of three of history'' most complex men, The King's Minion far surpasses the most exciting historical fiction, and yet every word is true."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall