Lieutenant General Villettes 1815 Biography Letters of Madame ElizabethBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[William Villettes, British Jamaica, 19th century letters, Napoleonic Wars Elizabeth of France].
A Short View of the Life and Character of Lieutenant-General Villettes, Late Lieutenant-Governor and Commander of the Forces in Jamaica. To Which are Added Letters During a Journey from Calais to Geneva and St. Bernard, in the Year 1814. With an Appendix Containing a Few Original Letters and Anecdotes of the Late Madame Elizabeth of France, by Thomas Bowdler.
Published 1815, London by Richard Cruttwell.
159 pages. Text in English and French. Engraved portrait frontis.
Lovely recent 1/4 leather binding, raised bands, compartments gilt decorated, title gilt lettered on contrasting brown leather band, beautiful marbled covers.
Beautiful and expertly rebound edition of a 19th century short biography of William Villettes, a British army officer stationed throughout the Empire.
Binding is clean, tight, and sound. Interior shows a uniform gentle age patina, shows some minor spotting and foxing. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Book measures: 8 7/8" H X 5 1/2" W.