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MADAME DE POMPADOUR (1721-1764) – a group of 10 works on various subjects bound in the arms of Madame de Pompadour. Paris, Venice, and the Hague, 1602-1744.
MADAME DE POMPADOUR (1721-1764) – a group of 10 works on various subjects bound in the arms of Madame de Pompadour. Paris, Venice, and the Hague, 1602-1744.

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MADAME DE POMPADOUR (1721-1764) – a group of 10 works on various subjects bound in the arms of Madame de Pompadour. Paris, Venice, and the Hague, 1602-1744. Ten works from the library of the Enlightenment intellectual Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour. A powerful political advisor and mistress to Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour was also an influential art patron, creator, and even printer. Her library, when it was dispersed at auction the year after her death, contained over 3500 volumes on every subject from poetry and theater to philosophy, politics, religion, and even dentistry. 17 volumes, octavo, 12mo, and 16mo. Red or olive morocco or full calf gilt, all stamped with the gilt arms of the Marquise de Pompadour. Provenance: Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, Marquise of Pompadour (1721-1764, maîtresse-en-titre of Louis XV of France; armorial bindings) – individual volumes with bookplates of E. Rahir and Cortlandt Bishop.

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