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Bonaparte, Lucien; Translated by the Rev. S. Butler and the Rev. Francis Hodgson
Charlemagne; or the Church Delivered. An Epic Poem in Twenty-Four Books (Presentation Copy)
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. SCARCE. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR at half-title page -" (???) ministre des Etats Unis de la (? )de l'auteur. Rome Avril 1819 ( author's initials)". Two volumes rebacked in 20th c. quarter leather with gilt lettering over original paper covered boards. Eight page publisher's catalogue at front of Vol. I, frontispiece portrait of bust of author, xl, (2), 388, frontispiece map of Plan of Rome Vol. II, 419 pp. Very Good, 1st signature Vol. ! loose but holding, boards worn at edges and lightly soiled, end pages browned, light spotting throughout both volumes, some pages yet uncut. Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino, (1775-1840), was a younger brother of Napoleon and a French statesman who played an indispensable role in Napoleon¬ís rise to power. He wrote this heroic poem on Charlemagne while living in exile in England, where he was forced to stay after attempting to obtain a passport to go to America. SIGNED copies of his books are quite uncommon, and this copy, with its intriguing inscription, is unique. . SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. First Edition. Quarter Calf. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Presentation Copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Dale Steffey Books [United States]
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