Valentine DuVal: An Autobiography

Valentine DuVal: An Autobiography
by Anne Manning. Clio's Cabinet, 1990 Reprint of 19th century English translation. hb, dj, 6x9, 141pp. The captivating story of Valentine DuVal, a young man homeless and hungry in 18th century Europe who was taken in by the Jesuits. This autobiography reveals his pathway to the court of Maria Theresa of Austria and a platonic relationship with the Lady-in-Waiting to Catherine the Great of Russia. DuVal became the curator of coins in the Austrian national collection and established the renowned collection of ancient coins in Vienna. ISBN 978-1879080003
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