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Le Comte de Dunois
, 1752. 1752. First Edition . (ANONYMOUS). Le Comte de Dunois. Paris: Chez Loüis Billaine, 1671. 12mo, contemporary full dark brown speckled calf, elaborately gilt-decorated spine, covers with the arms of the House of Bourbon-Penthièvre, raised bands, red morocco spine label. $2200.First edition of this novel, preceded by a dedicatory letter to the Duchess of Nemours, this copy finely bound in contemporary calf-gilt with the arms of Louis-Jean-Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, son of the Count of Toulouse, Grand Admiral of France, and a renowned book collector.Louis-Jean-Marie de Bourbon was the son of Louis Alexandre de Bourbon and his wife Marie Victoire de Noailles; he was also a grandson of Louis XIV of France and his mistress, Madame de Montespan. In 1733, at the age of six, he was made a field marshal, and the next year, a lieutenant general. In 1740, he received the Order of the Toison d
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