THE MAGNIFICENT MONTEZ. FROM THE COURTESAN TO CONVERT.

Windham, Horace.

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London: Hutchinson, 1935. 287 pages. Illustrated. Royal 8vo, blue cloth; light wear (Item ID: 973)

First edition. Of Montez, the Webster's Biographical Dictionary states: "British dancer and adventuress. Born, Limerick, Ireland; married 1st Capt. Thomas James (1837; divorced 1842), 2d. G.T. Heald (1849; died 1853), 3rd. P.P. Hull (1853). Mistress of Louis I of Bavaria (1847-48); created Baroness of Rosenthal and Countess of Lansfeld (1847); controlled Bavarian government (1847-48) opposed Jesuits; ousted by Austrian and Jesuit (1848). On stage in U.S. (1852) and Australia (1855-56); settled in New York; wrote THE ART OF BEAUTY; devoted herself to helping fallen women." What a gal...



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