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Napoleon Bonaparte Two Signed Reports

Napoleon Bonaparte

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1811 (Fontainebleau)
Two reports on parchment signed as approved by Napoleon ("accordé Np"), (with printed heading: 'Rapport A Sa Majesté l'Empereur et Roi'). Both signed by the Minister of War, the duc de Feltre, 24 December 1811 and Fontainebleau, 21 October 1812. One submitting the resignation of 2nd Lieutenant Freytag, an officer despised by his comrades who has led so dissolute a life that he spits blood and is incapable of mounting his horse, the other requesting that Winkler, a Bavarian who had been taken prisoner in Spain and taken into the Hanoverian Legion, be sent back to his homeland. Both in extremely good condition, with some light browning as is to be expected. Ink still clearly legible despite minor fading. Some small patches of browning where tape has stained the rear of the parchment to the 21 October 1812 report; to the front, the ghost of the tape has lightened patches of the parchment; traces of mounting to edges. The 21 October 1812 report is single-sided, while the 24 December 1811 is double-sided. A very rare find; it is incredible to think that the same paper that passed through Napoleon's hands could be in your own. 

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to

Binding: Softback

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