Very nice copy covered with a binding in the coat of arms the arms of Richemont struck on the first cover. Binding signed P. Berno, executed in full navy blue morocco, decorated with an elegant decoration with small golden irons, plates at the DuSeuil, all golden edges.
Very Rare. First edition of the memoirs of Louis-Auguste Camus de Richemont, 1771-1853 French general of the Empire.
Print most certainly limited to small numbers, this one not numbered but offered by the little nephew of the general (see the photo of the proof).
Published by family and friends. Book devoted mainly to the first campaigns under the General's Revolution including the Battle of Nicopolis in 1798, his stay in Constantinople as a prisoner, his missions in the Indian Ocean (India, Indonesia, Ile-de-France (Mauritius) etc.) until the Restoration. Contains many and very interesting anecdotes.
Author: Louis-Auguste Camus Bon de Richemont
Title: Mémoires du général Camus, Baron de Richemont ... publiés par sa famille et ses amis.
Publisher: Moulins: Printed by. de Desrosiers et fils, 1858. Octavo of 24x16 cm III-448 p
A lovely copy. Some marks on the leather, start of split at the bottom of the first hinge (max 7cm), two corners a little damaged. Fresh and clean inside, sporadic pale foxing.
Captain since 1795, de Richemont was taken prisoner at the Battle of Nicopolis in 1798 and taken to Constantinople. He regained freedom only in 1801.De return to France, his merit and ability are known. He was tasked with an important mission in the seas of India: to study ways of resisting Britain. He went beyond the Cape of Good Hope to study the means of defence of the possessions of France and its allies. After staying on the Ile de France and Java, and after paying tribute to the disastrous influence of these climates through serious illnesses, he was appointed colonel. he gave the Emperor a very well done, very instructive memoir on the means of resisting Britain in the seas of India. There is nothing more to do on this side, and Napoleon doing justice to Richement, hastens to use it on another theatre.
He then sent him to Prussia and Poland to preside over the preparations for the Russian expedition. He organized with as much foresight as activity the supplies, the means of transport that this gigantic company demands.
After the disasters of the retreat of 1812, he closed himself in Dantzig with the debris of several army corps, and for a whole year, braving the privations, the ravages of a deadly epidemic, the continuous attacks of the besiegers, he assisted General Rapp in a most stubborn defence. The lack of food, the certainty of not being rescued, since the French evacuated Germany, finally forced the brave garrison of Dantzig to capitulate. It was to remain free, but the Russians violated the convention. Richemont and his companions were prisoners of war. Peace had just allowed him almost immediately to return to his homeland. Appointed Field Marshal at the First Restoration, he received from Louis XVIII the command of the Royal School of Saint-Cyr. After the return of the island of Elba, Richemont faithful to his sympathies, offered his sword to Napoleon I against the Seventh Foreign Coalition. During the Hundred Days, he took command of the engineers of the II Corps of the Army of the North with the inspection of the fortresses of the border. The collège de département de l'Allier elected him on 10 May 1815 as a representative in the House1. He was not in Waterloo, having been busy inspecting the fortresses on the border.
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- Biografie, Geïllustreerd, Genealogie, Geschiedenis, Krijgsgeschiedenis, marinier, Mooie band, Reizen
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Louis Auguste Camus Baron de Richemont
- Mémoires du Général Camus
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- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Geïllustreerde druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 24×16 cm