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CHARON, Capitaine Amédée
[Illustrated Manuscript]: "Andriamena / à Madagascar / Souvenirs d'un soldat d'avant-garde (1895)" [Memoir of a French Soldier during the Second Franco-Hova War]
(Madagascar: 1895-1903). Near Fine. Hardcover. Bound manuscript. Large octavo. ff. [1 (title)], 1-175 + 97 inserted sheets with mounted photographs, maps, and one pen and ink drawing. The original manuscript of Captain Charon's memoir (published in 1906) of the second French military expedition into Madagascar that ended with the capture of Antananarivo, the capital city, in September 1895, and the establishment of a French protectorate over the entire island. The manuscript consists of a title page, 175 typescript sheets (printed rectos only) with manuscript emendations in ink and colored pencil, and 97 inserted sheets each with one or two mounted photographs per page with typed captions (a total of 111 photographs). Also included are three additional photographs of the author: one laid-in, and two mounted in the text as vignettes. Also laid-in are two contemporary autograph letters and a single autograph card addressed to Charon. The manuscript is bound in contemporary blue cloth and marbled paper over boards, marbled endpapers. Housed in a signed olive green morocco chemise with inset snakeskin panels on both sides (signed by the binder: "Petitbled, Rouen") with olive green morocco slipcase with the initials "A. C." stamped in gold on the outside corner. Some fading and oxidation to about 40 photographs, modest scuffing to the edges and corners of the slipcase, else overall near fine or better. An historically important manuscript documenting Charon's wartime experiences serving as a veterinary physician in a special unit (il appartenait à l'avant-garde) with the 15th Co … [Click Below for Full Description]
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