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A Treasure in the Library

One of the many resources in the library of Alliance française is this antique book titled XVIIIème Siècle: Institutions Usages et Costumes. Published in 1875 by the “Librairie de Firmin Diderot frères; fils and Cie”, it is one of the most valuable works in the patrimonial collection of our library.

The book offers detailed insight into the 18th Century usage and costumes in France such as arts, fashion, architecture, domestic and social life. These aspects are illustrated by 21 colored lithographs and 350 engravings on wood.

Come discover this book and the many others that await you in our library!