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BIRON, Armand-Louis de Gontaut, duc de Lauzun (1747--1793)
Mémoires de M. le duc de Lauzun. Second édition. Tome premier. (- deuxième).
A Paris chez Barrois l'aíné, libraire, 1822.
2 vols ; 13.2 cm. (12º)
I: [4], xx, 180 p.
II: [4], 221, [1] p.

First published in 1822. Edited by Charles-J. Barrois. Publisher's advertisements on the versos of the half-titles and the final page of vol. II. 'Imprimerie de Rignoux'. Lauzun raised a force of 'volontaires-etrangers de la Marine' that was active in the French conquest of Senegal in 1779 and fought under Rochambeau in the French 'expédition particulière' assisting the American rebellion in 1780--83. He went to the guillotine in 1793.

Copy Notes Bought from T. & W. Boone for 5s., 27 May 1822. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.5).

Binding C19th half calf, blind double-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt triple-ruled spines, green and red morocco spine-labels. Bound by Hood & McCullock for 3s., 22 November 1828. (Archives 7/10/24).

Reference Number 3813


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