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DOUAY
DOUAY

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DOUAY Histoire généalogique des branches de la maison de Béthune, existantes en Flandre et en Artois, et connues pendant plusieurs siecles sous le nom de Desplanques [...] S.n., à Paris 1783, petit in-folio (23x37,5cm), iv, ix, 162 (2) (2) 269p., relié. Rare first edition, and only edition of this book. Illustrated with numerous tables, a large folding plate depicting the genealogy emblazoned Desplanques, figures blazon in-text and notable feature of this book, 15 medallion portraits "in physionotrace" (process invented by Louis Christian and developed by Edme Quenedey in the kind of engraving wash which left their signatures on portraits with the date and place of realization). Note also the presence of an additional 4 pages with a board emblazoned on blue end paper. Half sheepskin blond slightly later. Smooth back decorated with 4 irons and rollers. Gilt. Head with a tear missing. Restoration sheets 3 and 4 margin, due to wetness. Outer and lower edges with snags. Bookplate weapons nineteenth: library of the castle of Plessis-Brion. And the announcement warning, about the author is not to establish the history of the house of Bethune, already written by Du Chesne, but to demonstrate by all the evidence at its disposal that Desplanques direct descendants of Robert the Bruce, Lord of Bethune, the first representative of the branch 970 ducal and princely house of Bethune is one of the oldest and most illustrious houses of France and Europe.; most of the princes of Europe are affiliated, besides those specially the house of France; its most famous representative was the Duke of Sully. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!1 500 € Réf : 43141 Order Book
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