Brother to the Sun King: Philippe, Duke of Orleans. Nancy Nichols Barker.

Brother to the Sun King: Philippe, Duke of Orleans

Hardcover, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989. First Edition. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. The first biography in English of Philippe, Duke of Orleans, and the first to be based on the recently opened Orleans family archives. Philippe was a valiant warrior who triumphed in one of France's most decisive mililtary victories. He was also a flamboyant homosexual who favored his male lovers over his two wives with whom he fathered a family that reads like a who's who of Catholic royalty. He also amassed a family fortune that lasted for centuries. No previous owner marks. Text and illustrations clean and bright. Book covers bright. Top page edges foxed. Dust Jacket clean and bright with no fading and only minimal wear. Dust Jacket now protected in Mylar. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 317 pages. [Item #81355]

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