Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Madame de Lamballe's Library

Contrary to the legend that she was an air-head, Marie-Antoinette's friend the Princesse de Lamballe was a well-read lady. She enjoyed literature as well as popular novels, and was interested in serious social concerns. From Reading Treasure:
Coutau-Begarie is hosting a fantastic auction with several hundred French historical pieces this week; among the letters and relics are several books from the library of the princesse de Lamballe. The books being auctioned are primarily major works by Italian authors. Whenever possible, I have provided a link to an English translation.

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