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Memoirs of Count Lavalette; Ad Justant and Private Secretary to Napoleon and Postmaster-General Under the Empire (Limited to 125 Copies in a large paper edition) by  1769-1830  Compte De - Limited Edition - 1894 - from Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB (SKU: 016268)

Memoirs of Count Lavalette; Ad Justant and Private Secretary to Napoleon and Postmaster-General Under the Empire (Limited to 125 Copies in a large paper edition)

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Memoirs of Count Lavalette; Ad Justant and Private Secretary to Napoleon and Postmaster-General Under the Empire (Limited to 125 Copies in a large paper edition)

by Lavalette, Antoine Marie Chamant, Compte De, 1769-1830

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Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1894. Limited Edition. Quarto. Very scarce in this beautiful limited edition printed on large paper and bound in rich full creme morocco with the Napoleon gilt symbol on spine panels and five raised bands. 460p. index. In 1796 General Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers introduced him to Napoleon who took Lavalette on to his personal staff and entrust him with diplomatic missions. After joining with Napoleon in the 18 Brumaire coup against the French Directory, he served in the French Consulate and First Empire. Housed in a beautiful slipcase with Lavalette's emblem as a pastedown on the front of the box. As Minister of Posts, he headed the security system searching the mail of suspected Royalist. His escape the night before his scheduled excecution and with the help of a small band of Britsh soldiers escaped to Great Britain.

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Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
016268
Title
Memoirs of Count Lavalette; Ad Justant and Private Secretary to Napoleon and Postmaster-General Under the Empire (Limited to 125 Copies in a large paper edition)
Author
Lavalette, Antoine Marie Chamant, Compte De, 1769-1830
Book condition
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Edition
Limited Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Lippincott
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date published
1894
Keywords
Napoleon; 18 Brumaire Coup;
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About Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB

Alcuin Books located in Old Town Scottsdale is a store with 15,000 serious books for the collector or scholar. We have ample parking in front of the store for those who wish to browse our holdings.

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quarto
The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the...[more]
raised band(s)
Raised bands refer to the ridges that protrude slightly from the spine on leather bound books.  The bands are created...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
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