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Etienne du Mirail de Monnot (d. 1735), after James II (1633-1701)

For my son the Prince of Wales 1692-c. 1700

Quarto. Manuscript on paper, contemporary binding of red goatskin | 19.7 x 13.7 x 1.6 cm | RCIN 1006012

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This transcript by Etienne de Monnot is a copy of the advice written by James II for his son and Catholic heir, James Francis Edward Stuart (later known as the Old Pretender). Written during his exile, he advises his son against mistresses, drunkenness and ambition, but also to be steadfast in the Catholic faith. Cat. 214
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    James II, King of Great Britain (1633-1701) (author)

    Etienne du Mirail de Monnot (active c. 1689-1721) (compiler)

  • 19.7 x 13.7 x 1.6 cm (book measurement (conservation))

    20.0 x 1.5 cm (book measurement (inventory))

  • James II's instructions to his Son.

  • cat. no. 156 (1385: La Cour des Stuarts à St Germain-en-Laye au temps de Louis XIV / Musée des Antiquités nationales de Saint-Germain-en-Laye)