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Jane de St Remy/Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy
1791 2vol The Life of Jane de St Remy de Valois First Ed Scarce Diamond Necklace
London: J Bew, 1791. Click here to see our other books! The Life of Jane de St Remy de Valois Hertofore Countess de La Motte Jane de St Remy/Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy 1791 J Bew : London 8.5" by 6" xv, [1], 451pp; 424pp, 63pp SUMMARY The first edition of this memoir regarding the notorious illegitimate descendant of Henry II of France and thief, who played a key role in the 'Affair of the Diamond Necklace', a significant scandal that contributed to the French Revolution. First Edition,Leather Binding,Very Scarce Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed This book weighs 1.5 KG when packed UK Postage: £ 3.99 US Postage: £ 23.99 EU Postage: £ 18.99 European Postage: £ 19.99 Asia Postage: £ 31.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 32.99 DESCRIPTION With a portrait frontispiece to volume I. A very scarce edition of this work, particularly in such a well-restored condition. ESTC No. T142583. Jeanne de Valois-Saint-Remy, the Contesse de la Motte was a descendant of the Valois royal family through an illegitimate son of Henry II. She is best known for her role in duping the Cardinal de Rohan into purchasing a necklace that held the value of 2,000,000 livres for Queen Marie Antoinette, who had no involvement in the plan. Jeanne pretended that she had a good relationship with the Queen and convinced Rohan that he was in private communications with the Queen. Rohan asked Jeanne to arrange a meeting and therefore met a prostitute by the name of Nicole Leguay d'Olivia who posed as the Queen during the meeting. Jeanne told Rohan that Marie Antoinette wished to purchase the necklace but did not want to pu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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