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Madame De Pompadour

by Mitford, Nancy

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Published
1968
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First Thus
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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1968. A Fine unmarked copy in green cloth boards with gilt title and crest to front. Dustjacket is price clipped. A de-luxe large format new edition of Nancy Mitford's work which has been revised and amplified and has now been lavishly illustrated with 50 colour and 133 monochrome. In a lively combination of history and… Read more
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Love and Louis XIV - The Women in the Life of the Sun King

by Fraser, Antonia

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Published
2006
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780297829973
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$16.80

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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2006. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. xxviii + 388 pages. 64 illustrations. Genealogical charts to endpapers. Antonia Fraser explores the rich dynamic that existed between Louis XIV and the many fascinating women who ornamented his personal life. This includes not only Louis's mistresses, principally… Read more
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Marie Antoinette and Count Axel Fersen - The Untold Love Story

by Farr, Evelyn

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Published
1995
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780720609608
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London: Peter Owen, 1995. A Fine unmarked copy with gold title on green boards with near Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. 256 pages. 7 illustrations. The life and tragic death of Marie Antoinette have over the centuries assumed almost mythical proportions. During her lifetime she was the 'Austrian whore', accused of every imaginable sexual and political crime, and… Read more
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Madame Du Deffand and Her World

by Craveri, Benedetta

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Published
1994
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Fine
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First Edition
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9781567920017
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Boston: David R. Godine, 1994. A Fine unmarked copy. First American edition. 481 pages. Portrait frontispiece. Translated from the Italian and French by Teresa Waugh. Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand (1697-1780) was a famous hostess and patron of the arts. Her salon members were drawn from aristocratic society more than from literary circles, but did include Voltaire,… Read more
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Talleyrand

by Cooper, Duff

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Published
1946
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Very Good
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Stockholm: Ljus Förlag, 1946. A little fading to front and a few minor marks to lower edge else a very clean, tight and unmarked copy. A Very Good + well kept copy considering its age. 399 pages. Portrait frontispiece. Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, 1st Prince de Bénévente, known since the turn of the 19th century simply by the name… Read more
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Chamfort - A Biography

by Arnaud, Claude

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Published
1992
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Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9780226026978
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Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1992. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First edition, first printing. xxxiii + 340 pages. 6 illustrations. Translated by Deke Dusinberre. Foreword by Joseph Epstein. Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort (1740-1794) whom Nietzsche called 'the wittiest of all moralists', is now known for little more than brilliant… Read more
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Lafayette - Hero of Two Worlds

by Bernier, Olivier

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Published
1983
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780525241812
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New York: E.P. Dutton, 1983. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xvii + 356 pages. 30 illustrations. First edition, first printing. This witty biography, much of which is based on previously unaccessible materials, is the first life of the Marquis de Lafayette that gives equal treatment to his American and French experiences.… Read more
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The Duchess Hortense - Cardinal Mazarin's Wanton Niece

by Bevan, Bryan

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Published
1987
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780948695070
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London: The Rubicon Press, 1987. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A new, vivid portrait of the celebrated Hortense Mancini, born in Italy, one of the most beautiful and fascinating personalities of the later 17th century. She was the favourite niece of Louis XIV's great minister, Cardinal Giulio Mazarin, and as a child the… Read more
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The Young Mazarin

by Dethan, Georges

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Published
1977
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Very Good
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First Edition
ISBN
9780500870044
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London: Thames and Hudson, 1977. A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy which has a little light foxing to top edge. Translated from the French by Stanley Baron. 199 pages and 43 illustrations. The book is based on unpublished documents in France and Italy and not only provides new information on the formative years of the cardinal-minister but also… Read more
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Memoirs of Madame Junot Duchesse D'Abrantes

by Junot, Madame ( Duchesse D'Abrantes )

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Published
1883
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Very Good
Edition
First Thus
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London: Richard Bentley, 1883. COMPLETE SET IN 3 VOLUMES Gilt decoration and titles to spine on red cloth boards with blind embossing to front which have minor marks but little wear. Internally there is the odd mark to the margins of some pages but generally a very clean and unmarked set. Vol. I - xxvi + 506 pages; Vol.… Read more
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Louis XIV and Marie Mancini

by Sutherland, Monica

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Published
1956
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Very Good
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New York: Roy Publishers, 1956. Gilt motif to front and gilt title to spine on red cloth boards which are very clean, unmarked with no wear. Internally there is an indentation mark left by a paper clip to front endpaper else very clean and unmarked. Dustjacket is chipped but complete G+. Not dated but probably 1956 as the British… Read more
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Secret Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV and of the Regency

by Orleans, Duchesse D' - Mother of the Regent

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Published
1904
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Very Good TEG
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Limited
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London: The Grolier Society, 1904. SCARCE EDITION DE LUXE LIMITED TO 1,000 COPIES. Green cloth boards with paper title label which have age dulling to label else clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is a decorative bookplate of Partridges and monogram to front endpaper, age darkening to endpapers else very clean, tight and unmarked. Fore and lower… Read more
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Eugenie - Empress of the French

by Aubry, Octave

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Published
1939
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Good
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First Edition
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London: Cobden-Sanderson, 1939. Gilt title on blue cloth boards which have fading to spine and to boards. Internally there is age darkening to endpapers else clean, tight and unmarked. Translated by F. M. Atkinson. 349 pages. Portrait of the Empress to frontispiece and 8 other portraits. 5. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" -… Read more
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The Chevalier Bayard (Pierre Du Terrail)

by Kindersley, Edward Cockburn

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Published
1884
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Very Good
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First Edition
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New York: Dodd, Mead, 1884. Full title - The Very Joyous, Pleasant and Refreshing History of the Feats, Exploits, Triumphs and Achievements of the Good Knight Without Fear and Without Reproach the Gentle Lord De Bayard. Based on the original memoirs of Bayard by his secretary under the modest designation of "le loyal serviteur" who, although not mentioned, was probably… Read more
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Madame De Pompadour - A Study In Temperament

by Tinayre, Marcelle

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First Edition
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London: G.P. Puttnam's Sons Translated by Ethel Colburn Mayne. Not dated but circa 1920's. Photogravure portrait of Madame De Pompadour from a plumbago drawing by Greuze to frontispiece tissue protected. Gilt crest to front with gilt title to spine on blue/grey cloth boards. A light mark to front, light fading to spine and a touch of wear to spine head… Read more
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Woman & Rococo In France - Seen Through the Life and Works of a Contemporary - Charles-Pinot Duclos

by Toth, Karl

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Published
1931
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First Edition
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London: George Harrap, 1931. Blue title and decoration on blue cloth boards which are clean and unmarked but with spine detached but present. Internally very clean and unmarked. 399 pages. 108 illustrations plus illustrated chapter headings and end of chapters. Translated by Roger Abingdon. A most beautifully illustrated and erudite work but a volume let down by the detached… Read more
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La Grande Mademoiselle (Anne-Marie-Louise d'Orleans Duchesse De Montpensier)

by Steegmuller, Francis

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Published
1955
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1955. Gold title and decoration on black block on red cloth boards which have a small stain to back else clean with no wear. Internally very clean and unmarked. 251 pages. Top edge red Portrait of Mademoiselle to frontispiece and 9 other illustrations. Enclosed publisher's slip stating review copy. 25. First Edition. Hard Cover.… Read more
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Dianne De Poytiers

by Henderson, Helen W.

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Published
1928
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Very Good
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First Edition
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London: Methuen, 1928. Gilt title to spine and blind embossed title to front on blue cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with some bumping to corners. Internally there is a small set of initials to front endpaper, bookseller's labels to front pastedown and foxing to endpapers else clean and unmarked. 24 illustrations, 234 pages and publisher's catalogue. Overall A… Read more
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Four Women In Pursuit of an Ideal

by Cronin, Vincent

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Published
1965
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Very Good
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First Edition
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London: Collins, 1965. Gilt title on red cloth boards which are clean and unmarked. Internally clean and unmarked. 287 pages. Portrait of Caroline De Berry to frontispiece and 20 other illustrations. Covers Caroline De Berry, Marie D'Agoult, Eve Hanska and Marie Baskirtseff. Dust jacket chipped but complete. 14. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over… Read more
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Memoirs of Madame La Marquise De Montespan - Now Being First Translated Into English

by Montespan, Madame De

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Published
1895
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Very Good
Edition
Limited
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$70.02

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London: H. S. Nichols, 1895. COMPLETE TWO VOLUME SET printed on Japan Paper. Limited Edition of 500. FIRST TRANSLATION into English. Gilt crest, borders and titles on blue cloth boards. Vol. 1 has some marks to back but front and spine are unmarked, Vol. 2 has a few minor marks to front. The only wear is to the… Read more
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