Henry Colburn, 1838, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Early Edition
[Charlotte de Sor.] Recollections of Caulincourt, Duke of Vicenza, in 2 volumes, London: Henry Colburn, 1838. Octavo, English edition, pp. xi, 321; viii, 292; original brown cloth boards with gilt lettering on spines, blind-stamped decoration. Armand de Caulaincourt was a close aide to Napoleon famous for advising the Emperor not to invade Russia. This putative memoir was not written by him, although the title page identifies him as the writer. According to the Tulard bibliography (Entry 285) and Jean Hanoteau, the editor of Caulaincourt's actual memoirs, this work was written by Charlotte de Sor, who met Caulaincourt once and got a look at a couple pages of his memoirs before he died. His family tried to stop publication, but still, the book came out in Paris and London. It's a fiction masquerading as history. Will fit right into collections of hoaxes, frauds and the like. Condition of these books: Covers very good with some fading and a few minor stains; tight, no foxing, exceptionally good overall. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 2-volume set (complete). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Antiquarian & Rare; France; 19th century; Military & Warfare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 52543.