Leather Presentation Copy of “Premières Lectures de Français Précédées de un Syllabaire Piémontais” Belonging to Queen Elena House of Savoy

Signed Leather Presentation Book of “Premières Lectures de Français Précédées de un Syllabaire Piémontais” Belonging to Queen Elena House of Savoy (by Annette Legatura – Fontana)

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A Hand Signed Leather Bound Copy of the Book First Readings of French Preceded by a Piedmontese Syllabary by Annette Legatura-Fontana owned personally by the Queen Elena of Italy | In French – Illustrations of C. Tubino Torino, Paolo Viano International Publishing Book, 1928. | Size: Imperial Octavo

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  • A Hand Signed Leather Bound Copy of the Book First Readings of French Preceded by a Piedmontese Syllabary by Annette Legatura-Fontana owned personally by the Queen Elena of Italy | In French – Illustrations of C. Tubino Torino, Paolo Viano International Publishing Book, 1928. | Size: Imperial Octavo 8.25 x 11.5 | With numerous illustrations in the text, coeval tying in red shagreen to the arms of the House of Savoy, plates framed by gold thread, Sabaudo coat of arms imprinted in gold on the front plate, floral frieze and gold title on the back, golden cuts. 1 1928 | Notes: Precious specimen in presentation binding, which belonged to Queen Elena. An inscription and autograph of the author Annette Legatura-Fontana: “To S. M. the Queen Elena, the most beloved of the Sovereigns, with deep devotion, Turin, 16 January 1928” on the guard sheet.

    Princess Elena of Montenegro, or more commonly known as Queen Elena of Italy (Serbo-Croatian: Jelena Petrović Njegoš; 8 January 1873 – 28 November 1952) was the daughter of King Nicholas I of Montenegro and his wife, Milena Vukotić. As wife of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, she was Queen of Italy from 1900 until 1946 and Queen consort of the Albanians from 1939 until 1943.

    [Premières lectures de français précédées de un syllabaire piémontais – français – Illustrations de C. Tubino Torino, Libreria Editrice Internazionale Paolo Viano, 1928. In 8°. Con numerose illustrazioni nel testo, legatura coeva in zigrino rosso alle armi di Casa Savoia, piatti incorniciati da filetto in oro, stemma sabaudo impresso in oro al piatto anteriore, fregio floreale e titolo in oro al dorso, tagli dorati. 1 1928. Notes: Prezioso esemplare in legatura di presentazione, appartenuto alla Regina Elena. Dedica autografa della Fontana “A S. M. la Regina Elena, la più amata delle Sovrane, con devozione profonda. Torino, 16 gennaio 1928”, al foglio di guardia.]

    Princess Elena of Montenegro, or more commonly known as Queen Elena of Italy

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Artist / Maker

    Annette Legatura-Fontana

    Kind

    Books, Books, Maps, Documents and Manuscripts

    Origin

    Italy

    Other

    Documents, First Edition, Gilt Lettering, Inscribed, Leather Bound, Limited Edition, Provenance, Signed

    Signed

    Yes

    Size

    Imperial Octavo Approx. 8.25″ x 11.5″

    Support

    Full Leather Binding

    Title

    First Readings of French preceded by a Piedmontese Syllabary