GEORGE MEREDITH'S COPY
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. , xxxi, , 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