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Memoires du General Bon de Marbot

By Jean Baptiste Antoine Marcellin Marbot

c.1891 - Paris - Librairie Plon

9" by 5.5"; (xii) 390pp.; 495pp.; 446pp.

 

 

 

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A collection of the memoirs of French General, Jean Baptiste Antoine Marcellin Marbot.

In French.

Illustrated with three engraved frontispieces.

Forty-seventh edition.

Marbot joined the republican army as a volunteer in 1799. At the time there was no officer school for cadets. He rose rapidly to commissioned rank, and was aide-de-camp to Marshal Augereau, commanding the VII corps, in the war against Kingdom of Prussia and Russia in 1806-7. After this he served with great distinction in the Peninsular War under Lannes and Massna, and showed himself to be a dashing leader of light cavalry in the Russian War of 1812 and the German campaign of the following year. After a slow recovery from the wounds he had received at Leipzig and Hanau, he was promoted general of brigade by Napoleon during the Hundred Days, and took part in, and was wounded at, the battle of Waterloo.

Complete in three volumes.

CONDITION

Rebound in green cloth. Externally, smart, with just a few marks and some light bumping. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, though with some foxing throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

 


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