Jul 30, 2020 - Sale 2543

Sale 2543 - Lot 20

Price Realized: $ 27,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
(NAPOLÉON.) Fauvelet de Bourrienne, Louis Antoine. Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte. Extra illustrated with over 50 autographs by Napoléon I and his family and associates, and numerous engraved plates. The autographs, mostly in French, mostly folded and mounted to a stub or inlaid into a blank leaf. 3 volumes. 8vo, 1/2 morocco, spines lettered in gilt, raised bands, slight bowing to boards; marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, some dampstaining affecting mostly lower edges of scattered pages and plates and autographs throughout mostly first volume, last numbered leaf of first volume detached and laid in. London: Richard Bentley, 1885; autographs: Vp, vd

Additional Details

Napoléon. Brief Autograph Letter Signed, "NP," approximately 20 mostly illegible words to an unknown recipient. 1 page, 12mo; inlaid. Np, nd Napoléon. Letter Signed, "Bonaparte," to the Paymaster General, requesting 10,000 francs for hospitals to be paid at Alexandria, Rosetta, Damietta, and Cairo. 1/2 page, 4to, "Bonaparte, Général en Chef" stationery; moderate dampstaining at all edges. Cairo, [9 January 1799] Napoléon. Letter Signed, "Bonaparte," to the Minister of War, requesting that orders be conveyed to General Montrichard and others, and requesting a status report on the state of troops. 1 1/4 pages, 4to, "Bonaparte 1er Consul de la Republique" stationery. Saint-Cloud, 8 April 1803 Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. Autograph Letter Signed, "Lafayette," to Mr. Ridgeway of Philadelphia, in English, letter of reference for Mr. Jullien. 1/2 page, small 4to, with integral address leaf. "La Grange" [Courpalay], 26 February 1816 Marie Louise. Autograph Letter Signed, "Louise," to "Madame La Marquise Pallavicino," expressing regret for having been unable to console her personally. 1 1/2 pages, 12mo, with integral blank. With the original envelope. Np, nd Jérôme Napoléon Bonaparte. Letter Signed, "Jerome Napoleon," as Marshal of France and President of the Senate, to "Monsieur le Préfet," recommending a physician formerly engaged by his brother Louis, Mr. Prosper, to be considered for the position of Doctor of the Mont-de-Piété. 1 page, 4to, with integral blank. Paris, 27 February 1852 Joseph Bonaparte. Letter Signed, "Bonaparte," to "Monsieur Le Marechal," acknowledging the imperial decree of the 3rd of the month concerning battalion commander Faure. 1 page, small 4to. Morfontaine, [7 April 1805] Michel Ney. Letter Signed, "Ney," as Marshal of the Empire, to Rear Admiral Courrand, informing him that he has ordered a celebration tomorrow, including the coastal batteries firing a salute in the evening and morning. 1 page, small 4to, "Quartier Général" stationery. Montreuil, [8 November 1804] Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington. Autograph Letter Signed, in the third person within the text, to Samuel Goddard, in English, referring him to the Master General of the Ordnance. 1 page, 8vo. London, 3 March 1852 others.
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