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Biographical Sketch of Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte, Count de Survilliers.

BONAPARTE Joseph Napoleon.; WALSH Robert (1834.)

£450.00 

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Third edition. 8vo., contemporary full dark blue hard-grained morocco, richly gilt, gilt imperial crown to the centre of both covers, a.e.g. London, J.Ridgway and Sons.

Partly translated from the French of Louis Belmontet, with additions by Robert Walsh from 'The American Review'. Bound in after the preface a single sheet folded once, inscribed 'offert a la Nièce d'un Ecrivain celebre dont si honore le nouveau Monde, Londres le 10 Mai 1837. Joseph N. Bonaparte 1 Cte de Survilliers'. Loosely inserted a note on ruled paper, folded once 'Keep this book, it is interesting + was given to your grandmother by Joseph Napoleon Bonaparte. WVWK 6/8/25', annotated in pencil with a star next to the word 'grandmother' 'Mrs.C.Aylett Kell (Matilda Van Wart)'. Ownership inscription to the second front free endpaper 'Mrs. C.Aylett Kell'. Joseph was the older brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, who appointed him first King of Naples, and later King of Spain. After his abdication from the Spanish Throne he returned to France, but soon went to live in America, from 1817 to 1832.

Outer hinges and extremities rubbed.

Stock Code: 219206