THE MANUSCRIPT OF 1814. A HISTORY OF EVENTS WHICH LED TO THE ABDICATION OF NAPOLEON.

Fain, Baron.


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1st ed., thus., 1823. 412 pp., frontis., + large fldg. map. Half contemporary diced calf ; unprofessionally re-cased in half cloth c. 1870 with prelims & e.p.’s reinforced with a tape of sorts ; 22 x 14cm. V.G. This Manuscript of 1814 was written at Napoleon’s command by Baron Fain who was secretary of the cabinet at that time. The first part chronicles Napoleon in Paris during the period of 9th November 1813 to the 24th January 1814. The second part, which comprises the largest portion of this manuscript, contains a journal of the 1814 Campaign against Marshal Blucher in France and covers the period January 24th to March 31st. The third section describes Napoleon’s residence at Fontainebleau and an appendix presents the Treaty of Fontainebleau of 11th April 1814. A fascinating supplement to this work contains secret correspondence of Napoleon, the Duke of Vicenza, Prince Metternich, the Duke of Bassano and other official documents. A facsimile frontispiece shows Napoleon’s abdication and a large folding map engraves the Campaign of 1814. Printed for Henry Colburn & Co. in London in 1823 this is an uncommon and very interesting record that provides valuable insights into the 1814 Campaign.


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