Bibliothèque de Bonaparte à Malmaison

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Bibliothèque de Bonaparte à Malmaison
Archenholtz J.-W.: "Memoirs concerning Christine, Queen of Sweden, to serve as a clarification of the history of her reign and mainly of her private life and the events of the history of her civil time: followed by two works by this learned Princess, which have never been printed. The whole based on her letters & collected from historians & the most authentic monuments, both manuscripts and printed, accompanied by historical, political, critical & literary remarks; with medals & an appendix of supporting or instructive documents"; printed in Amsterdam and Leipzig by Pierre Mortier libraire, 1751; two volumes in-4, brown calf, spine ribbed, red edges (period binding).
Rare copy with Josephine's cipher: "P B" (Pagerie Bonaparte), bearing the stamp of the "Malmaison library", marks of the sale of the castle's books in 1829. Very good condition, some minor wear to the binding.
Published the same year as the Stockholm edition in four volumes
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