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SVIN'IN, Pavel Petrovich (1788--1839)
Quelques détails sur le général Moreau, et ses derniers moments; suivis d'une courte notice biographique. Par Paul de Svinine, chargé de l'accompagner sur le continent.
Londres chez Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, et Brown, 1814.
[2], 141, [1] p., engr. frontis. port. ; 16.2 cm. (12º)

Originally published in Paris in 1814. Imprint 'De l'Imprimerie de Cox et Baylis' on title-page verso and final page. Jean Victor Marie Moreau served in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic armies until 1800 when he headed a Republican and Royalist conspiracy against Napoleon and was exiled. He lived in the United States in New Jersey, from 1805--13, when he entered the Russian service and died of injuries sustained at the Battle of Dresden in August, 1813. The Paris editions include the petition of 26 April 1814 to the Senate by Senator Lanjunais to secure the rehabilitation of General Moreau; two of the three American editions of 1814 include the funeral oration delivered at St Petersburg. The frontispiece portrait (first published in 1813) is engraved by Loac Cardini after the original by ' Svinine'. Pavel Petrovich Svin'in was a Russian diplomat who was secretary to the Russian Consul-General in Philadelphia, 1811--1813.

Copy Notes Inscribed on second free-endpaper From Lady Liverpool / 14 Octr. 1814. Louisa Theodosia Harvey, third daughter of the Bishop of Derry, 4th Earl of Bristol, was the first wife of Lord Liverpool (Prime Minister 1812--1827). For Lady Liverpool's letter of condolence, 30 November 1815, and Soane's notes on her death in June 1821 see A.T. Bolton (ed.), The portrait of Sir John Soane, R.A. (London 1927), p. 208. Soane worked on Coombe House, Kingston, for Lord Liverpool; he also prepared plans for him for an extension to 'Walmer Cottage' in 1812, and his works at Downing Street in the 1820s were carried out in the last years of Lord Liverpool's premiership.

Binding C19th half calf, blind triple-ruled borders, marbled-paper boards, gilt triple-ruled spine, maroon morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 3803


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