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Diane de Poitiers

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 (1499–1566) French royal mistress during Henri II’s reign (1547–59), daughter of the comte de Saint-Vallier, himself a bibliophile. Her library remained with the Vendôme family ...

Diane de Poitiers

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The Oxford Companion to the Book

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Social sciences
Length:
86 words

... de Poitiers ( 1499–1566 ) French royal mistress during Henri II ’s reign ( 1547–59 ), daughter of the comte de Saint-Vallier, himself a bibliophile. Her library remained with the Vendôme family at Anet until it was auctioned in 1724 . Its 300 MSS are listed in Pierre Gandouin’s sale catalogue. The books are notable for their bindings, some of which bear a monogram incorporating her and the king’s initials. Vincent Giroud G. H. Bushnell , ‘ Diane de Poitiers and her Books ’, Library , 4/7 (1926–7),...

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