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Refuge (Eustache de). Arcana Aulica: or, Walsingham's Manual, 2nd edition in English, 1655

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Estimate: £300 - £500
ca. US$382 - US$637
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[Refuge, Eustache de]. Arcana Aulica: or, Walsingham's Manual; of Prudential Maxims, for the States-Man and the Courtier, 2nd edition in English, printed by T. C., and are to be sold by John Wright, 1655, lacking signature A1 (probably the initial blank), retaining H6 (blank but for longitudinal half-title verso), p. 52 untidily printed slightly affecting legibility of a few words, contemporary sheep, very slightly rubbed, 12mo (12.2 x 7 cm) (Qty: 1) ESTC R208601 (eleven copies world-wide); Wing D2685. 'Translated into English by Edward Walsingham from a French manuscript copy of the second part of Traité de la cour ... first published anonymously in Paris in 1617' (ESTC). The work is known to have been read by Samuel Pepys, and the original author was once presumed to be Francis Walsingham, a distant relative of Edward's (see Loveman, Samuel Pepys and his Books, p. 70). The translation first appeared in 1652; both that edition and the 1655 edition (probably better described as a re-issue) are rare, with no copy of either traced in auction records since 1977.

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Auction house: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
Title: The Library & Picture Collection of the late Martin Woolf Orskey
Date of the auction: 26 Jun 2019
Address: Dominic Winter Auctioneers, Mallard House
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