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Memoirs of General de Caulaincourt Duke of Vicenza

By Jean Hanoteau and Hamish Miles (Translator)

1935-8 - London - Cassell and Company Limited.

9.5" by 7"; 642pp; 441pp



 

DETAILS

The memoirs of the Marquis of Caulaincourt.

 With a portrait frontispiece to the first volume.

The first edition of this particular translation, with volume I published in 1935 and volume II in 1938.

Armand-Augustin-Louis de Caulaincourt was a French soldier, diplomat, grand officer and personal aide to Napoleon I. These memoirs convey many conversations between Calaincourt and Emperor Napoleon I of which he wrote copious notes. Caulaincourt wrote this memoir in response to Hughes-BernardMaret's memoir, which he believed to badly misrepresent conversations, events and individuals.

The publication of this work was initially delayed and then was lost. Following the First World War it was rediscovered and eventually published in 1933.

Translated from the original French into English.

The memoir was edited by Jean Hanoteau, a French historian.

CONDITION

In original cloth bindings with gilt stamping to spine. Externally, smart. spines have faded. Patches of light rubbing to the spines and joints, mostly to the head and tail.  Rear hinge is tender to volume II. Prior owner's stamp to the front pastedown and recto of front endpaper to both volumes. Internally, both volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned to edges. Spotting to the foredge of both volumes affecting the edges of a few pages. Heavy spotting to the first and last few pages, with the occasional spots throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.


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