De La Tour D'Auvergne Original Travelogue Silhouette Scrapbook 1874 Bourbon Arms

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 19, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

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A HIGHLY ATTRACTIVE SCRAPBOOK OF HANDMADE SILHOUETTES DEPICTING THE SCENES AND ACTIVITIES OF A TOUR THROUGH EUROPE IN 1874, OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CONSTRUCTION AND COMPOSITION, AND BOUND IN THE ORIGINAL LATE 19TH CENTURY DARK BLUE POLISHED CALF WITH THE BOURBON ARMS IN GILT UPON BOTH BOARDS. THE VOLUME IS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE PRINCE & PRINCESS DE LA TOUR D’AUVERGNE-LAURAGUAIS.

THE SILHOUETTES IN THIS VOLUME ARE ORIGINAL AND DEPICT THE ACTIVITIES ENGAGED UPON BY THEIR CREATOR (A MEMBER OF THE DE LA TOUR D’AUVERGNE FAMILY) DURING THE COURSE OF A SERIES OF TRAVELS.

This highly charming and unique book is titled as follows:

“Souvenir / d’un charmant et fragile / travail de la / … De La Tour d’Auvergne / nee Chauvigny de Blot / 1874”

THIS SCRAPBOOK ALBUM OF SILHOUETTES IS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS HENRI DE LA TOUR D’AUVERGNE-LAURAGUAIS. IN 1916, PRINCE HENRI DE LA TOUR D’AUVERGNE-LAURAGUAIS MARRIED ELISABETH BERTHIER DE WAGRAM, DAUGHTER OF THE THIRD PRINCE DE WAGRAM AND A MEMBER OF THE ROTHSCHILD DYNASTY. The House of De La Tour d’Auvergne includes within its lines the Counts of Auvergne and Boulogne, the Viscounts of Turenne and Princes of Sedan, and the Dukes of Bouillon and Albret. The line of De La Tour d’Auvergne-Lauraguais became in the 18
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