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Memoirs of the Comtesse Du Barry with Minute Details of Her Entire Career as Favorite of Louis XV

Madame Du Barry

Published by M. Walter Dunne, New York & London
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
From Camerons Books and Magazines (Portland, OR, U.S.A.)

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From the Memoirs and Secret Chronicles of the Courts of Europe series. St. Dunstan Binding. M. Waler Dunne, Publisher. Printed for Subscribers only. "With a Special Introduction by Robert Arnot, M.A.". Dark blue cloth-bound boards. Titled in gilt at the spine with and an ornate publishing house credit. Decorative gilt border at the front board with a gilt crest, accented with white and blue at the center of the front board. Navy blue and gold decorative endpapers with the same look and design as the front board. Edges of pages uncut and with gilt at the head of the textblock. Two beautiful full color lithographs at the beginning of the book. Illustrated with photogravures on Japan vellum, autographs, seals, handpainted reproductions of famous paintings and full page portraits. Frontispiece portrait of Jeanne Vaubernier, Comtesse Du Barry from the portrait by J. J. Caffieri, 1770. Contains 4 hand-colored plates depicting scenes from David Belasco's 1902 play, Du Barry. Blue silk page marker still intact. The spine is slightly faded, the corners of the boards are very lightly bumped, there is an open tear at the right edge of page 19, a split at the gutter of the back endpapers and the binding is weak, otherwise the boards are very clean, the pages are without tears, the text is unmarked, the plates are bright and clean and the book is in very good+ condition. (VG+/No Jacket.) 445pp. Bookseller Inventory # 22347

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Title: Memoirs of the Comtesse Du Barry with Minute...

Publisher: M. Walter Dunne, New York & London

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Edition: First Edition.

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