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FRANCE -- MARIE-ANTOINETTE -- (AUTIÉ, L.-A.). The souvenirs of Léonard. Hairdresser to Queen Marie-Antoinette. (Ed.) by A. Teixeira de Mattos. Lond., privately printed, 1897. W. 2 front.-portrs. Or. gilt dec. blue cloth, uncut. -- (J. de VALOIS). Vie et avantures de la Comtesse de Valois de la Motte. (&) Supplement. Londres, 1793. 2 in 1 vol. Cont. (sl. worn) brds., uncut. (No plates). -- (3).

Ad 1: Printed in a limited edition of 250 numb. copies. Ad 2: This work deals with the notorious scandal at the court of Louis XVI, in which the self-styled Comtesse de Valois manipulated the Cardinal de Rohan into purchasing a diamond necklace for Queen Marie Antoinette, which the Comtesse and her husband then broke up and sold. - Written in a contemporary hand on free endpaper: "Les tailles-douces n'ont pas placées dans cet ouvrage, parce qu'elles sont trop licentieuses".

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