The Duchess of Berri In la Vendee; Comprising A Narrative of Her Adventures, With Her Private Papers and Secret Correspondence.

Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard. 1833. First American edition. Hardcover. A book written about Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Sicile, duchess of Berri, an Italian princess of the House of Bourbon.

Princess Marie-Caroline [1798 - 1870] married into the French royal family when she wed Louis XVIII's nephew Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry. Their son, Henri, Count of Chambord, was the last serious Bourbon pretender to the crown of France. Caroline entered the political arena when after the death of Louis XVIII, she declared her son to be the legitimate king. Written by General Paul Ferdinand Stanislas Dermoncourt [1771 - 1847], "who arrested her Royal Highness at Nantes."

Small 8vo, iv, 188pp, 36pp ads, original red/ tan cloth with a printed paper spine label. Foxing throughout, boards sunned, one mark on front cover. Still a very readable copy. Good + overall. Item #26450

Price: $175.00

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