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Country Life - 'A Right Royal Book’

Country Life - 'A Right Royal Book’
In this week’s Country Life read about the beautiful French book that our CEO Bernard Shapero would never part with… 


Country Life - 'A Right Royal Book’

A manuscript created for Louis XVI and presented to the King in a special green morocco binding.  As Bernard says ‘it was a gift from the author to the King of France, then from the King of France to his wife – a sort of double provenance.’  The wife in question was of course Marie Antoinette, and her arms can be found on the inside covers of the book. 

Read whole story ‘A Right Royal Book’ below and scroll down to find out more about the manuscript on our shelf. 

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