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Journal of Marshal Soult 1817  

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Extracts from the Journal of Marshal Soult Addressed to a Friend: How Obtained and By Whom Translated is Not a Subject of Enquiry

Knapp, Samuel L


William B. Allen



143 pp. 12mo 19x12.5 (7½x5"), Quarter marbled and orange printed boards, printed spine label.

Laid in is a typed letter, with original mailing envelope, from the American Antiquarian Society, dated 1935, detailing the rarity and history of the volume. Nicolas Jean-de-Dieu Soult, 1st Duke of Dalmatia, was a French general and statesman, named Marshal of the Empire in 1804 and often called Marshal Soult.  Soult was one of only six officers in French history to receive the distinction of Marshal General of France. The Duke also served three times as President of the Council of Ministers, or Prime Minister of France. With the decorative bookplate of J.C. Robinson. Scarce. 

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Fair amount of wear and rubbing to boards, front board and endpaper detached but present, rear board nearly detached but holding, most of spine perished; repair to top edge of title page, toning and scattered foxing; about good.

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