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M L Victoire de Donnissan
Memoirs of the Marchioness de Larochejaquelein
London: Constable and Co et al. , 1816. First edition. Leather. Good. 8.5" by 5.5". None. he uncommon first English translation, by Sir Walter Scott, of the fascinating memoirs of Marie Louise Victoire de Donnissan, Marquise de La Rochejacquelein. These memoirs give a remarkable picture of the war, and fortunes of the Royalists. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Rebacked, with the original boards. Translated by Sir Walter Scott, as stated on COPAC. The map is not present. Includes the supplement chapter. Marie Louise Victoire de Donnissan, marquise de La Rochejacquelein, 1772 - 1857, belonged to a court family and was the god-daughter of Madame Victoire, the daughter of Louis XV. At the age of seventeen she married the marquis de Lescure, whom she accompanied during the Revolt in the Vendee. After his death, she went through various adventures recorded in her memoirs, first published at Bordeaux in 1815. She saved much of her own property and her first husband's, when a conciliatory policy was adopted. After her second marriage to Louis, Marquis de Larochejaquelein, she lived with her new husband on her estates, both refusing all offers to serve in any capacity under Napoleon. In 1814, they took an active part in the Royalist movement in and about Bordeaux. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and decoration. Rebacked, with the original boards. There is some wear to the extremities, including some rubbing and edge wear. Internally, firmly bound. The pages have some browning and foxing, with the very occasional marginal tidemark. There is a s … [Click Below for Full Description]
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