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Complete 4 Volume Set Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Beautifully bound in Full red morocco leather fine bindings by “RIVIERE & SON.” Gilt lettering, raised banding, and extensive decoraiton to spines, gilt panels and crests to boards. Wide inner dentelles. Dark green endpapers. All edges gilt. In very good near fine conditions. Some minor rubbing to edges and corners. Spines on vol.1.pt.2 as been professionally relaid & 2.pt.1 has had very neat repair to rear hinge, both done to a very high standard . Bookplates to endpaeprs “Mary Macmillin Norton.” Some minor light foxing to some plates and pages, else very clean and tight copies. 156 - 357pp & 146 - 329pp. Illustrated with an engraved frontis portrait and nearly 150 extra plates, including coloured maps. Memoirs of France's notorious chief police officer during the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era. As Minister of Police under the Directory, Joseph Fouché (1759–1820) was instrumental in reorganizing and centralizing the police system in France and was kept on by Napoleon until he fell out of favour in 1802. However, his network of intelligence gathering proved invaluable to Napoleon, who reinstated him in 1804 (until 1810) and again during the Hundred Days. The authenticity of these memoirs is no longer in doubt and they provide some insight into the political intrigues of the period.
Title: The Memoirs of Joseph Fouche, Duke of Otranto Minister of the General Police of France. With a Portrait. Translated from the French. In Four Volumes. “EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED” Edition.
Publisher: London, Charles Knight, 1825 1st edition:
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Keywords: Military Subjects::Napoleon KNIGHT, Charles: FOUCHE, Joseph: The Memoirs of Joseph Fouche, Duke of Otranto, Minister of the General Police of France, With a Portrait, Translated from the French, In Four Volumes, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED Edition, near fine, leather, fine binding, RIVIERE & SON 1st edition French Revolution and Napoleonic Era