Memoirs of Count Lavalette; Ad Justant and Private Secretary to Napoleon and Postmaster-General Under the Empire (Limited to 125 Copies in a large paper edition). Antoine Marie Chamant Lavalette, Compte De.

Memoirs of Count Lavalette; Ad Justant and Private Secretary to Napoleon and Postmaster-General Under the Empire (Limited to 125 Copies in a large paper edition)

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1894. Limited Edition. Quarto. Item #016268

Very scarce in this beautiful limited edition printed on large paper and bound in rich full creme morocco with the Napoleon gilt symbol on spine panels and five raised bands. 460p. index. In 1796 General Louis Baraguey d'Hilliers introduced him to Napoleon who took Lavalette on to his personal staff and entrust him with diplomatic missions. After joining with Napoleon in the 18 Brumaire coup against the French Directory, he served in the French Consulate and First Empire. Housed in a beautiful slipcase with Lavalette's emblem as a pastedown on the front of the box. As Minister of Posts, he headed the security system searching the mail of suspected Royalist. His escape the night before his scheduled excecution and with the help of a small band of Britsh soldiers escaped to Great Britain.

Price: $465.00