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ABRANTES, Laure Junot, duchesse d' (1784--1838)
Mémoires de Madame la duchesse d'Abrantès, ou souvenirs historiques sur Napoléon, la révolution, le directoire, le consulat, l'empire et la restauration. Tome premier (- quatorzième).
A Paris chez Ladvocat, libraire de S.A.R. le Duc d'Orléans, 1831--34.
14 vols ; 21.0 cm. (8º)

From vol. IX (1833) the imprint reads 'Chez Mame-Delaunay, Libraire'. The Duchess was acquainted with the Bonaparte family from childhood. In society as the widow of General Abrantès, she took to writing and is remembered for these volumes ('Her spirited but somewhat spiteful Memoirs ...' Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1911) and her Histoire des Salons de Paris, 1837--38.

Binding Later C19th half calf, blind roll-tooled borders, brown straight morocco-grained binder's cloth boards, thick-thin gilt-ruled spines, maroon and green morocco spine-labels. Bound in seven volumes, probably by George Richmond ca. 1853.

Reference Number 710


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