Romance of the Bourbon Chateaux
by Elizabeth W. Champney
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
This book is in good condition. Softcover. This antiquarian book has had a long and illustrious journey through time. Please look at the pictures to ascertain the condition and state of this book. If you have any questions, please ask. Blue cloth boards are worn along edges and corners and water stained/faded along the bottom and rear. Hinges tight. Binding sturdy. Frontispiece with glassine guard. The text block and illustrations are crisp and clean. Top edge gilt. 460 pages -
--ABOUT THIS ITEM--
Step back in time with "Romance of the Bourbon Chateaux" by Elizabeth W. Champney, an exquisite antiquarian book that captures the beauty and allure of France's most storied castles. Published in 1923, this illustrated masterpiece takes readers on a captivating journey through history, art, and culture, showcasing the grandeur of renowned chateaux such as Saint Fargeau, Palais Cardinal, Cheverny, and more. Delight in the detailed descriptions and vivid illustrations that bring to life the opulence and charm of these iconic chateaux. Marvel at the architectural marvels of Saint Fargeau, a medieval fortress turned Renaissance masterpiece with towers, turrets, and lush gardens that transport you to a bygone era of French nobility. Experience the splendor of Palais Cardinal, a jewel of French Baroque architecture, built by the influential Cardinal Richelieu, chief minister to King Louis XIII. Immerse yourself in the elegant interiors adorned with exquisite tapestries, frescoes, and works of art that tell the stories of the Bourbon dynasty. Discover Cheverny, a majestic castle that has stood the test of time with its classic 17th-century design and well-preserved interiors. Its stunning gardens, pristine lakes, and scenic parklands evoke a sense of serenity and enchantment. Through Elizabeth W. Champney's eloquent prose and evocative illustrations, "Romance of the Bourbon Chateaux" transports you to a world of splendor, intrigue, and romance. Whether you're a history enthusiast, art lover or appreciate the beauty of old-world charm, this antiquarian book is a treasure to be cherished for generations to come. Indulge in the captivating tales and visual delights of France's most beloved chateaux, and let your imagination soar to the heights of Bourbon grandeur.
Item Dimensions: 8.75 inches x 6.0 inches