SECRET MEMOIRS OF ROBERT DUDLEY, Earl of Leicester, Prime Minister and Favourite of Queen Elizabeth. Containing an Instructive Account of his Ambition, Designs, Intriques, Excessive Power ; His Engrossing the Queen, with the Dangerous Consequences of that Practice, &c. Written during his Life, and now Published from an Old Manuscript never Printed. To which is added a Preface by Dr. Drake. Robert Dudley.
SECRET MEMOIRS OF ROBERT DUDLEY, Earl of Leicester, Prime Minister and Favourite of Queen Elizabeth. Containing an Instructive Account of his Ambition, Designs, Intriques, Excessive Power ; His Engrossing the Queen, with the Dangerous Consequences of that Practice, &c. Written during his Life, and now Published from an Old Manuscript never Printed. To which is added a Preface by Dr. Drake.
SECRET MEMOIRS OF ROBERT DUDLEY, Earl of Leicester, Prime Minister and Favourite of Queen Elizabeth. Containing an Instructive Account of his Ambition, Designs, Intriques, Excessive Power ; His Engrossing the Queen, with the Dangerous Consequences of that Practice, &c. Written during his Life, and now Published from an Old Manuscript never Printed. To which is added a Preface by Dr. Drake.

SECRET MEMOIRS OF ROBERT DUDLEY, Earl of Leicester, Prime Minister and Favourite of Queen Elizabeth. Containing an Instructive Account of his Ambition, Designs, Intriques, Excessive Power ; His Engrossing the Queen, with the Dangerous Consequences of that Practice, &c. Written during his Life, and now Published from an Old Manuscript never Printed. To which is added a Preface by Dr. Drake.

London: printed for Sam. Briscoe, and sold by Ben. Bragg, at the Blue-ball in Ave Mary-Lane, 1706. Second edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good condition. Item #019252

[xxxii], 218 pages of text. Original paneled calf boards, with newer leather spine label, and hinge reinforcement. Previous owner's engraved bookplate neatly on the inside front cover, with the same name handwritten on a front endpaper. Pages 211-218 are mis-numbered 111-118. Minor pencil underlining scattered throughout the text. Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester ca.1532-1588. First published in 1584 as "The copie of a leter, wryten by a master of arte of Cambrige" and republished in 1641 as "Leycester's common-wealth"

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