Monday, 26 February 2007

Bookplate of Alphonse II, Duc d'Anjou

Monseigneur Alphonse II
Duke of Anjou and of Cádiz (20.04.1936 - 30.01.1989)

Insc. Ex Libris Ducis Andegavensis et Gaditensis
Artist: Composition by Hervé Pinoteau, Alain de Jenlis, fecit
Arms: Parti de France et Navarre. Pending, the Collars of the Orders of the Golden Fleece, the Saint Esprit and Saint Michel.

The late Duke of Anjou and of Cadix was the chef du nom et armes de France, being the Head of the Bourbon Family. He also bore the Royal Arms of Spain, being as he was a member of the Spanish Royal Family, son of Dom Jaime, Duke of Segovia and the eldest grand-son of King Alphonse XIII.

The arms of the late Prince Alphonse, Duke of Anjou and of Cadix, Head of the Royal House of France
The bookplate of the late Duke of Anjou was kindly provided by the editors of «Communication & Tradition», Paris, publishers of former «Bourbons Magazine».
Bibliography: for the House of France and the Bourbon Family see, Hervé Pinoteau, «Les Pleines Armes de France, de Clovis au Duc d'Anjou», Léopard d'Or, Paris, 1995; idem, « État Présent de la Maison de Bourbon», 4ème ed., Léopard d'Or, Paris, 1991; idem, «L'Héraldique Capétienne en 1976», Nouvelles Éditions Latines, Paris, 1977; idem, «La structure de la maison royale», in «FIDELIS», # 3, (1990), SICRE, Paris, 1990, pp. 1-11; Marc Dem, «Le Duc d'Anjou m'a dit», Perrin, Paris, 1989; Prince Sixte de Bourbon de Parme, «Le Traité d'Utrecht et les lois fondamentales du royaume», Paris, 1914; Charles Giraud, «Le Traité d'Utrecht», 2nd ed,. Communication & Tradition, Paris, 1997; Roland Mousnier, «Institutions de France sous la monarchie absolue», Paris, 1980;Th. Deryssel, «Mémoire sur les droits de la Maison d'Anjou à la Couronne de France», 3rd. ed., Le Léopard d'Or, Paris, 1983.

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