NF in NF jacket. Black boards with blind-stamp lettering. Black dj with color illus. and gold/white lettering. Gold end papers. 319 pp. with color photos throughout. Heavy and will require extra postage. Text y Picon with photos by Francis Hammond. A personal tour of Versailles, the largest chateau in the world and full of history and grandeur. "Offers readers unprecedented access to this historical treasure, " including the numerous rooms and other areas "inaccessible to the public [because of] their fragility or state of preservation."
As someone who has many, many photo books about Versailles, and also the many memoirs of life there before the revolution, this book has pictures of some areas I have never seen before, like the hidden stairways that enabled the midnight rendevous of the King and his mistresses!
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