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From Marie Antoinette's Garden

An Eighteenth-Century Horticultural Album

From Marie Antoinette's Garden( )
Author: Feydeau, Elisabeth de
Baraton, Alain
Foreword by: Pegard, Catherine
ISBN:978-2-08-020142-3
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated
Imprint:Flammarion
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $49.95
Book Description:

Plants, flowers, and trees were Marie-Antoinette's passion; she transformed the Petit Trianon's gardens into an enchanted escape from the oppressive shackles of Versailles. Based on archival documents, this book includes descriptions of the cosmetic and medicinal uses of the garden's plants, anecdotes from the royal court, and watercolors of the herbarium that capture the ambiance of Marie-Antoinette's reign. The queen's beloved tuberose, imported from Mexico, was used to ease anxiety...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Travel / Europe / France
History / Europe / France
Gardening / Regional / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):9.711 x 12.363 x 1.053 Inches
Book Weight:3.978 Pounds

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