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GEORGE MEREDITH'S COPY

COIGNET, Capitaine. Les cahiers du capitaine coignet (1799-1815). Publies d'apres le manuscrit original par loredan larchey.

Paris. Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1889. Nouvelle edition revue et corrigee.
8vo. [4], xxxi, [1], 494pp. With half-title. Finely bound in red half morocco, gilt, buckram boards. Original printed paper wrappers bound in. George Meredith's copy, with his ink inscription to head of upper wrapper. A fine copy.
A late nineteenth-century edition of Jean-Roch Coignet's Napoleonic military notebooks once owned by George Meredith who, we are told by Paul Valery who visited him at Boxhill, kept a large number of french books including the memoirs of Bougogne and Coignet and was especially fond of Napoleon.
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref: 13298