THE MEMOIRS OF BARON DE MARBOT, LATE LIEUTENANT IN THE FRENCH ARMY. TWO VOLUMES.

Marbot, Baron de.


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TWO VOLUMES. : Greenhill, new eds., (1st thus) 1988. Vol. 1 : Viii + 452 pp., frontis., -port., + 5 maps. Owner’s book label to f.e.p., edges foxed. Vol. 2 : 472 pp., frontis., -port., + 4 maps. Both Vols. : D.j., 22 x 14cm. Vol. 1 : V.G.+. Vol. 2 : FINE. These compelling memoirs comprise an unrivalled account of the many famous events in which Jean Baptiste Antoine Marcelin, Baron de Marbot, participated during the period 1799 to 1814, culminating in the first abdication of the Emperor Napoleon – years in which this distinguished officer served as ADC to five Marshals and received thirteen wounds. In close contact with the Emperor on many occasions, Marbot (1782 – 1854) was not averse to criticism of his commander-in-chief, nor does he conceal his faults, yet shows by observation and anecdote how Napoleon’s presence could enthuse and inspire every member of his superb army. Long out of print, the immediacy of this classic story of life on campaign is retained in the original English edition which is here reprinted in its entirety. 2 Vols. :


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