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MACERONI, Colonel [Francis].

Memoirs of the Life and Adventures of Colonel Maceroni,

Late Aide-de-Camp to Joachim Murat, King of Naples—Knight of the Legion of Honour, and of St. George of the Two Sicilies—Ex-General of Brigade, in the Service of the Republic of Colombia, &c., &c., &c.

London, John Macrone, 1838 Stock Code: 140569
£750.00

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First edition of the memoirs of the soldier and inventor Francis Maceroni (17881846). "Maceroni recommended himself to Joachim Murat, king of Naples, who on 1 January 1814 made him one of his aides-de-camp, with the rank of colonel of cavalry, and sent him on missions to London, where he was when Murat's forces were defeated by the Austrians at Tolentino in May 1815" (ODNB).

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Description

2 volumes, octavo (212 x 133 mm). Contemporary black morocco-grained roan, flat raised bands, titles to spine gilt, compartments richly gilt, boards elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece portrait to Volume I.

Condition

Contemporary gift inscription on front flyleaf. Extremities slightly rubbed, endpapers dust soiled, prelims and endmatters foxed, occasional spotting to text blocks.

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