Title: Beautés et Merveilles du Christianisme, 1820. Tome II of II. Arms of Marie-Thérèse-Charlotte, Dauphine of France
Author: Pierre-Jean-Baptiste Nougaret
Publisher: A Paris, Chez Le Prieur
An early 19th century edition of Nougaret’s Beauties and Wonders of Christianity, being the second volume of two.
This volume is bound in an armorial binding with gilt tooling and bearing the arms of Marie-Therese-Charlotte, also known as Madame Royale, who was Dauphine of France, and Duchess of Angouleme. Eldest daughter of King Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. She was briefly the disputed Queen of France in 1830, and technically held that title for a total of 22 minutes, between the time her father-in-law Charles X signed the instrument of abdication, followed suit by her husband. The arms, bearing a unique variant with two different crests, bears the inscription above; Pension de S.A.R. M.e la Dauphine.
There is one plate lacking.
One finely bound volume in 12mo, (2)+575+(2) pages
This volume is in good shape, with some wear and chipping to the binding. There is foxing and staining throughout.