Tuesday's Treasure: Marie Antoinette's Books
Can you believe these beautiful Morrocan leather bound books that once belonged to Marie Antoinette were sold a few years ago at auction?
As a writer and ardent admirer of the French queen, I can't ever imagine owning such treasures - let alone parting with them!
The Latin and French books are bound in citron moroccan leather and have triple gilt fillet borders. The covers are stamped with Marie Antoinette's coat of arms.
The titles are:
L'Office de la semaine sainte, à l'usage de la maison du roi by the Abbot of Bellegarde
Les Plaideurs by Jean Baptiste Racine
Officium parvum B. Mariæ Virginis, ad usum ordinis Cisterciensis.
Histoire des Celtes...nouvelle édition by Simon Pelloutier