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LADIES OF FRANCE - DAUGHTERS OF...

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LADIES OF FRANCE - DAUGHTERS OF LOUIS XV. DESORMEAUX History of the House of Bourbon. Volume I -1772 - 556 pages and a genealogical map. Bound in olive morocco , plates with the royal arms . Ex libris manuscript of KERDONET. Volume II - Ex libris.1776. 662 pages. Volume III- 1782 - 675 -Tome IV - 1786 - 586 pages. 26 x 20 cm. Different irons for the arms . In olive morocco, attributed to Madame Victoire. Spine with nerfs, richly decorated with fleurons with title and tomaison pieces. Gilt edges. 4 volumes in 4° 26 x 20 cm. A.B.E. Ex Libris armorial, engraved on vignette stuck on the back page of the guard of Françoise de CHALUS, duchess of Narbonne-Lara (1734-1821) She was the lady-in-waiting of Madame Adélaïde, daughter of Louis XV and followed her during the exile with Madame Victoire in Italy between 1791 and their death. Françoise de Chalus, Duchess of Narbonne-Lara, Lady-in-waiting of the Duchess of Parma, with whom she was placed at the age of fifteen, just after her marriage, and then of Madame Adélaïde, who attached her to her house in 1761, and who accompanied her in exile to Rome and then to Trieste and from whom she was separated only by death in 1800. The fidelity that Madame de Narbonne showed to the daughter of Louis XV, the influence she seems to have exercised on her, authorizes with some probability to attribute to her a part of the role that this princess tried to play, do not constitute the only title of the lady-in-waiting of Madame Adélaïde to the interest of historians. Let us not forget that she was also the mother of the famous Louis de Narbonne.

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