Auction 77 ONLINE AUCTION: PRINTED BOOKS, HOLY LAND MAPS, POSTERS, & JEWISH GRAPHIC ART
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LOT 26:

(DIAMOND NECKLACE AFFAIR)

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Collection of 26 pamphlets relating to the trials of the main protagonists of The Diamond Necklace Affair, including:
* Mémoire pour le Comte de Cagliostro, accusé. * Défense à une accusation d'escroquerie. Mémoire à consulter et consultation. * Mémoire pour Dame Jeanne de Saint-Remy de Valois. * Mémoire pour la demoiselle le Guay d'Oliva, fille mineure, émancipée d'âge, accusée. * Second mémoire à consulter et consultation, sur la défense à une accusation d’escroquerie, pour Jean-Charles-Vincent de Bette d'Etienneville… accusé. * Réponse pour la Comtesse de Valois de Motte, au mémoire du Comte de Cagliostro. * Mémoire pour M. Le Bon de Fages-Chaulnes, garde-du-corps de Monsieur, frère du Roi, accusé. Contre les Sieurs Vaucher et Loque, marchands bijoutiers, accusateurs. * Mémoire pour le Sr. de Bette d'Etienneville, servant de réponse à celui de M. de Fages. * WITH A further 17 related pamphlets, all bound together in one volume. Detailed list of titles available upon request.
Lightly browned. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, worn. Thick 4to.
Paris: 1786
The Affair of the Diamond Necklace was an incident in 1785 at the court of King Louis XVI of France involving his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette. The reputation of the Queen, already tarnished by gossip, was ruined by the implication that she participated in a crime to defraud the crown jewelers of the cost of a very expensive diamond necklace. The Affair is historically significant as one of the events that led to the French populace's disillusionment with the monarchy, which, among other reasons, eventually precipitated the French Revolution.

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