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An account of intrigue at the court of Louis XV, as told by his famous mistress, Jeanne Bécu Vaubernier du Barry (1743-93), who began life as the illegitimate daughter of a seamstress and ended it as an aristocrat guillotined during the Reign of Terror. An extraordinarily beautiful woman, she clawed her way from shopgirl to courtesan to wife of an aristocrat, crowning her achievement by becoming the king's official mistress.
Red cloth covered boards. Paste-on spine labels, with darkening. Light handling wear, Top edge gilt. Text clean with hint of even toning. 9.25 inches tall.
Title: ...Memoirs of the Comtesse Du Barry With minute Details of her Entire Career as Favorite of Louis XV.
Illustrator: Illustrated with photogravures on Japan vellum, etchings hand painted India-plate reproductions.
Frontispiece portrait of Jeanne Vaubernier, Comtesse Du Barry from the portrait by J. J. Caffieri, 1770.
Categories: European History,
Edition: Editors Autograph Edition
Publisher: Akron, Ohio:, St. Dustan Society, Published by M. Walter Dunne,: 1903.
Book Condition: 6 plates with captioned tissue-guards & one double plate facsimile of letters.
Jacket Condition: Contains 4 hand-colored plates depicting scenes from David Belasco's 1902 play.
lb: 3.00 lb
Seller ID: 005345
Keywords: Court of Louis XV of France;,