Antique French Azure Book - Man'd'Arc by Jean La Varende
Antique French Azure Book - Man'd'Arc by Jean La Varende
Antique French Azure Book - Man'd'Arc by Jean La Varende
Antique French Azure Book - Man'd'Arc by Jean La Varende
Antique French Azure Book - Man'd'Arc by Jean La Varende
Antique French Azure Book - Man'd'Arc by Jean La Varende
Antique French Azure Book - Man'd'Arc by Jean La Varende
Antique French Azure Book - Man'd'Arc by Jean La Varende
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Antique French Azure Book - Man'd'Arc by Jean La Varende

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Beautify your space with this remarkable book.  Marbleized blue cover.  Bound in leather.  French language with red ribbon.  Characterfully aged.  

Note the damage to the back in the final three pictures.

Jean Balthazar Marie Mallard de La Varende, baron Agis de Saint-Denis was a French writer.  Born at Château de Bonneville in Chamblac, France, he lived from May 24, 1887 to June 8, 1959.  In 1938, he received a prestigious French literary award, the  Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française for his work, Centaur of God.

A summary of Man'd'Arc, translated from French, reads:

"In 1832, Madame, Duchess of Berry, and mother of the legitimate heir to the throne of France, tried to raise the Vendée to restore her son to his rights.

"Louis de Réville, a Norman gentleman, joined the ranks of the insurgents. Mann, daughter of one of his guards to whom his fearlessness will be worth the nickname of Man 'of Arc - accompanies. And this is the ultimate fight for the descendants of the Chouans, happily sacrificing their lives for a lost cause..."