Almanach Royal 1763 Paris le Breton coat of arms Diane Mailly-Nesle Lauragais

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Rare Royal Almanac from the year 1763, in Paris at Le Breton, in red marqouin leather gilded with iron, with the Arms of Diane-Adélaïde de Mailly de Brancas, Duchess of Lauraguais (1714-1769) *, from the 18th century.

This Almanac is in good condition.

A note: some wear and dirt on the leather of the cover, slightly yellowed paper, wear of time, see photos.

* Diane Adélaïde de Mailly-Nesle,

Duchess of Lauraguais, born in Paris, parish of Saint Sulpice, January 13, 1714 and died in the same parish, November 30, 1769, was one of the mistresses of King Louis XV. Daughter of Louis III de Mailly-Nesle, captain-lieutenant of the Scottish gendarmes, commander of the gendarmerie, knight of the King's order, (1689-1767), and of his wife Armande Félice de La Porte Mazarin (1691-1729), Diane Adélaïde de Mailly is the great-niece of Cardinal Jules Mazarin. Third of the “Sisters of Nesle” (four of the five sisters became mistresses of Louis XV), she also has a half-sister, Henriette, from her mother's relationship with the Prince of Condé. Lady of Madame la Dauphine's finery, she will be noticed by the King, who will make her his mistress after his two older sisters.
She married in Paris, parish of Saint Sulpice, January 28, 1743, Louis de Brancas, 5th duke of Villars-Brancas, duke of Lauraguais, peer of France, infantry brigadier, (1743), marshal of the camp (1745), lieutenant -general of the King's armies (1748), governor of the city and castle of Guise, knight of the Golden Fleece (in 1745), (Paris, parish of Saint Sulpice May 5, 1714 - Paris January 10, 1794).
Bibliophile, she had built up a library of books related to her arms, attached to those of her husband.

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  • Dimensions 13,5 cm x 19,7 cm / 4,3 cm env.