Turquan, Joseph.


1st ed., 1912. Xvi + 372 pp., photogravure frontis., guarded, + 16 plates. Purple cloth; t.e.g., other 2 edges uncut; 23 x 14cm. Spine faded, partly affecting rear cover, owner's Napoleonic library stamp to f.f.e.p., o/w V.G. Translated from the French by Violette Montagu, this is a biography of General Napoleon's wife, Josephene Bonaparte. Contents Include: (Part I) The Citoyenne Bonaparte: State of Paris after the 9th Thermidor - Marriage of the Widow Beauharnais with General Bonaparte - Josephine Arrives in Milan - Bonaparte's passionate Love for his Wife changes to calm Affection - The Directoire gives a fete in Honour of General Bonaparte: (Part II) The Wife of the First Consul: Josephine is Alarmed on Hearing that her Husband has Landed - Mme. Bonaparte moves into the Petit Luxembourg Palace - Marriage of Hortense - La Malmaison - Ceremony at Notre Dame for the enthroning of the Concordat - Bonaparte is made Consul for Life. Published with a photogravure frontispiece and sixteen plates.

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