Prince Charles Edward. London, Paris, New York, and Edinburgh: Goupil & Co., 1900. One of 350 copies printed on Japanese paper. A profusion of plates in duplicate with lettered tissue guards. Folio, full crushed morocco, gilt octogram on covers with corner fleurons, repeated in five compartments on spine. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Minor library markings on recto and verso of title page and front free endpaper. Russian armorial bookplate on front endpaper. A near fine copy.
Charles Edward Stuart (1720-1788) was the second Jacobite pretender to the thrones of Scotland, Ireland and England. He was best known for his leading the failed Jacobite uprising of 1745, which intended to restore the Stuant family to the thrones. The Jacobites supported the Stuart cause as they supported religious tolerance for Roman Catholics. Charles was involved in a French plan to invade Britain, with the effort thwarted by British naval victories. The work is based mainly on the Stuart papers at Windsor Castle.