Title: Pretty Witty Nell: The Story of Nell Gwyn and Her Times
Author: Clifford Bax
Description: First American Edition. Black cloth spine with silver lettering with pale salmon-colored boards. Very clean. Dust jacket as light chipping at foot of spine and at corners; several small closed tears and one longer closed tear along the upper left corner of the front panel; blemish spot on Nell's dress; price clipped. DJ in clear archival sleeve. 13 b/w illustrated plates, including frontispiece, plus one other illustration. Index. xii, 294 pp. 8.25 x 5.5 inches.
Biography of Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn (1650-1687), one of the first actresses of the English stage and whose performances were praised by Samuel Pepys. A longtime mistress of King Charles II, she bore him two sons.
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket Condition: Very Good-
Publisher: William Morrow
Place: New York
Keywords: biography, Restoration, England, Samuel Pepys, Charles II, actresses, 17th century, seventeenth century,
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