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Mme Dufrénoy - Histoire de la Grèce Moderne, récit des faits mémorables des hellènes depuis 1770 jusqu'à ce jour - 1825

Mme Dufrénoy - Histoire de la Grèce Moderne, récit des faits mémorables des hellènes depuis 1770 jusqu'à ce jour - 1825

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Mme Dufrénoy - Histoire de la Grèce Moderne, récit des faits mémorables des hellènes depuis 1770 jusqu'à ce jour - 1825
Fine Bindings, History, Illustrated, Travels - Quantity: 2 - Book

Interesting didactic story published in the midst of the Greek War of Independence, illustrated with 12 engravings outside of texts, a folding map in volume 2
In her foreword Ms. Dufrénoy writes "The tricks of diplomacy may delay the great day of the entire liberation of Greece: they will not prevent it from happening".

Indeed, in 1830 the Greeks, finally supported by the great powers, will succeed in having their independence recognized by the Ottoman Empire and in creating the Greek state on February 3, 1830.

Binding in vintage flamed calfskin and mirror. Smooth back adorned with two pieces of mosaic green leather and an elegant romantic decoration with golden irons, framing lace on the covers, in the center of the first the beautiful iron of "Université de France - Gollège Royal de Bourbon". Golden casters on cuts, slices and marbled guards.

Beautiful copy, back a little faded, the head cover of volume 2 a little leveled, friction at the jaws and cuts, 3 corners a little pierced. Fresh interior, foxing on some notebooks.

AUTHOR: Mme Dufrénoy

TITLE: Beauties of the History of Modern Greece, or account of the memorable facts of the Hellenes from 1770 to the present day; With the state of government of the regions where regeneration extends; The table of their manners, their public spirit, their character, their laws etc ... And a pécis of the extraordinary actions of Ali-Pasha.

LOCATION: PUBLISHER, DATE: Paris, A la librairie d'Education d'Alexis Eymery, 1825 2 vol in12, (12x18cm) XLIV-488 pages + 520 pages Complete.



BIOGRAPHY & THEME: Adélaïde-Gillette Dufrénoy, born Billet in Nantes2, Saint-Barthélémy parish on December 3, 1765 and died in Paris on March 7 or 8, 1825, is a French poet. (Wikipedia).

Author of erotic poems that she veils by the name of elegiac poems. The very successful first edition of his Elegies appeared in 1806.
In 1811 and 1812, she sang the king of Rome and, in 1813, she was part of the suite which accompanied the Empress Marie-Louise to Cherbourg.
The fall of the Empire having once again disturbed his business, his pen again becomes a resource. She writes books for children and young people, directs La Minerve littéraire, L’Almanach des Dames and L’Hommage aux Demoiselles. She saw some of her plays crowned by various academies and in 1814 she won the French Academy Prize for Bayard's poem Last Moments.
She was sought after by the most distinguished people of the time, particularly Jean-Pierre Louis de Fontanes, whom she welcomed in Sevran, Amable Tastu, Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, Tissot, Abbé Sicard or Béranger. She also gives translations from English, some novels and books for the education of girls.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
2
Subject
Fine Bindings, History, Illustrated, Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Mme Dufrénoy
Book Title
Histoire de la Grèce Moderne, récit des faits mémorables des hellènes depuis 1770 jusqu'à ce jour
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1825
Edition
Illustrated Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
488
Dimensions
18×12 cm
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