Philip V, who reluctantly assumed the Spanish thorne in 1700, was the first of the Bourbon dynasty which continues to rule Spain today. His 46-year reign, briefly curtailed in 1724 when he abdicated in favour of his short-lived son, Louis I, was one of the most important in the country’s history. This is the first biogarphy of Philip V in English. Illustrated. New Haven, 2001 Yale University Press 1st Ed., 277 Pgs., 6&1/4 x 9&1/2, HB. Was $ 29.95.