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Le Roy Soleil

Le Roy Soleil

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  • 40 illustrations
  • Cloth-bound hardcover
  • Gold foil stamping
  • Published May 2008
Dimensions: 11.77"W x 14.6"L x 0.59"D

Originally published in 1904, Le Roy Soleil recounts the epic rise and fall of the most majestic king of all: Louis XIV, Le Roy Soleil, from his accession to the throne in 1643.

More than 40 sumptuous color engravings illustrate the course of France's most famous king, a dazzling symbol of absolute authority and infinite power. This genuine work of art, first published by Gustave Toudouze and now reissued by Assouline, gives a glimpse of the life in Versailles, its courtiers, and its splendors.

Respecting the integrity of the first edition, Assouline has decided to publish only a French version, making this publication a noble showpiece. From its spectacular gold-stamped cover to its sublime layout, Le Roy Soleil is indeed a fitting jewel case in which the story of the Sun King will enter posterity.
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