One of the more interesting things we’ve handled in awhile: An early 19th century Manuscript of “Le manuscrit venu de Sainte-Hélène”
This work was an apology for Napoleon, ostensibly penned by him on St Helena, but in fact written by Frédéric Lullin de Châteauvieux (1772-1842). It was first published in London in 1817 but manuscript copies occasionally crop up. Here are details of the book from the Bibliothèque nationale in Paris. http://data.bnf.fr/16586883/frederic_lullin_de_chateauvieux_le_manuscrit_venu_de_sainte-helene/
The most recent auction price found by Sotheby’s for a manuscript of this work was at Fontainebleau in December 2012, where the lot made 464 Euro.
This particular manuscript came from the collection of noted Napoleonic collector, the late Kenneth Dow of St. Augustine Florida and was part of a much larger collection.
The manuscript shows wear expected with age as pictured. The binding is tight. The pages and writing are clear and legible.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
THIS ITEM IS SOLD AS IS: Currently listed on our Ebay page – search “Napoleonic Manuscript.”