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GOLDSMITH, Lewis (1763?--1846)
The secret history of the cabinet of Bonaparte; including his private life, character, domestic administration, and his conduct to foreign powers: together with secret anecdotes of the different courts of Europe, and of the French revolution. With two appendices, consisting of state papers, and of biographical sketches of the persons composing the court of St. Cloud. By Lewis Goldsmith, notary public, ... Second edition.
London: printed for J.M. Richardson; and J. Hatchard, 1810.
vii, [1], xxx, [2], 607, [1] p. ; 21.1 cm. (8º)

First edition also in 1810. The preface includes the author's apologia for having applauded the Revolution and Napoleon in his earlier works and now changing his mind. Includes publisher's advertisements after the Contents (p. [viii], first sequence) and on last page.

Copy Notes Acquired per John Williams at R.H. Evans's sale of John Nash's library, 15--20 July 1835 (q.v.), in lot 39 for 7s. with Copies of original letters from the army of General Bonaparte in Egypt, 1798 (q.v.), and E. Gifford, Memoirs of the life and campaigns of Napoleon Buonaparte, 1814 (q.v.). (Spiers Box, Purchases through personal friends; Curatorial Papers/Bailey/Outsize Box 16). Inscribed in ink inside front cover possibly in the hand of C.J. Richardson: Bought at Mr Nash's Sale / by J. Williams, Bookseller / 1st day's sale July 1835. Book label of Sir G. Thomas of Dale-Park, Sussex.

Binding C19th quarter tree calf, marbled-paper boards, white paper corners, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 698


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