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The Secret History of The Court and Cabinet of St. Cloud in a series of Letters from a Gentleman at Paris to a Nobleman in London, Written During the Months of August, September, and October, 1805
John Murray, London 1806 - rebound and beautiful in 3/4 brown moroccan leather w/gilt; marbled boards w/some rubbing through on volume 3, and litely rubbing on other two.; new end papers (binding looks early 20th century).has library memorial plate but no circulation markings. An extremely lovely set of a scarce editon. Published shortly after the crowning of Napoleon as Emperor of the French Republic, this work intends to reveal the political corruption, the abasement of morals, the on-going intrigues and the excessive pageantry of the court, as well as Napoleon's particular tyranny in the private and public spheres. Size: 12 vo; 2# [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Dorley House Books, Inc.]
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