Auction 19.05.1998

Christie's
New York, East

Date of the auction: 19.05.1998

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BEAUHARNAIS, HORTENSE DE]. Romances, mises en musique par Hortense...

BEAUHARNAIS, HORTENSE DE]. Romances, mises en musique par Hortense, Duchesse de Saint Leu, ex-reine de Hollande. N.p., n.d. [London, c.1824?]. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with AUTOGRAPHS including: Hortense (ALS), Louis Bonaparte (LS, AES) Eugne de Beauharnais (AES), Napoleon III (LS), 24 hand-colored

Lot #: 1

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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BERTRAND, HENRI-GATIEN. Autograph letter signed to Joseph, Cardinal Fesch...

BERTRAND, HENRI-GATIEN. Autograph letter signed to Joseph, Cardinal Fesch, Longwood, 6 May 1821, 1 page, 4to, 240 x 195 mm. (9 x 7.5/8 in.), matted and framed with portrait of Bertrand and English translation . Unexamined out of frame. BERTRAND ANNOUNCES THE EMPEROR'S DEATH TO NAPOLEON'S UNCLE. In a

Lot #: 2

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 19 May 1998

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BODONI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA. Autograph note to Napoleon WITH HIS SIGNATURE...

BODONI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA. Autograph note to Napoleon WITH HIS SIGNATURE ("BONAPARTE") AS FIRST CONSUL, Paris, 7 Thermidor, l'an 8 [26 July 1800]. 1 page, 8vo, 184 x 115 mm. (7 x 4 in.) . Bodoni indirectly requests Napoleon's patronage for an edition of Homer to be published in Greek, Latin

Lot #: 3

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 19 May 1998

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BONAPARTE, JOSEPH. Autograph letter signed to Messrs. Leroy Bayard & Co...

BONAPARTE, JOSEPH. Autograph letter signed to Messrs. Leroy Bayard & Co., New York, 13 July 1820, 1 page, 4to, regarding the purchase of stock -- BONAPARTE, J. Autograph letter signed to M. Lanut, London, 27 January 1833, 1 page, 4to , on business affairs -- BONAPARTE, J. Letter signed to Garret

Lot #: 4

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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BONAPARTE, LUCIEN. Autograph letter signed, Canino, 26 August, 1821, 2...

BONAPARTE, LUCIEN. Autograph letter signed, Canino, 26 August, 1821, 2 pages, 4to, a plea regarding passports for travel to the United States, "...the death of our brother on Saint Helena must have changed the political position in which we are unfortunately placed" -- BONAPARTE, ALEXANDRINE, Second

Lot #: 5

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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BONAPARTE, LUCIEN. Partly printed document signed, n.p. [Paris], [1800], 2...

BONAPARTE, LUCIEN. Partly printed document signed, n.p. [Paris], [1800], 2 pages, folio, two political appointments -- BONAPARTE, ELISA. Letter signed, n.p., [1796], 1 page, 4to, a note accompanying a letter forwarded from Lucien Bonaparte -- NAPOLEON I. Document with secretarial signature for

Lot #: 6

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 19 May 1998

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FAMILY AND PHYSICIANS]. BONAPARTE, JEROME. Letter signed to Perrigaux, a...

FAMILY AND PHYSICIANS]. BONAPARTE, JEROME. Letter signed to Perrigaux, a banker, Philadelphia, 5 October 1803, 1 page, 4to, before his marriage to Betsy Patterson, a request for 31,500 francs -- BONAPARTE, JOSEPH. Letter signed to "Citoyen Ministre," Paris, [December, no year], 1 page, 4to

Lot #: 7

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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FAMILY AND PHYSICIANS]. BONAPARTE, JOSEPH. Autograph letter signed to...

FAMILY AND PHYSICIANS]. BONAPARTE, JOSEPH. Autograph letter signed to "Monsieur le Prsident" [Andrew Jackson], Point Breeze, 7 June 1831, 1 pages, 4to . Bonaparte responds to a letter sent from Jackson, thanks him for having sent a Madame Graetz to visit, and complains about the Postmaster at

Lot #: 8

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 19 May 1998

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GENERALS]. A.G. Rampon (ALS), J. Rapp (ALS), C.A. Regnier (LS to Napoleon...

GENERALS]. A.G. Rampon (ALS), J. Rapp (ALS), C.A. Regnier (LS to Napoleon, 1806), F.M.J. Riou de Kersalaun (ALS, on war matters, 1795), L.J. Roujoux (LS), J.B. Rusca (LS), H.F. Sebastiani (LS to Berthier mentioning Napoleon and the conflict with the Turks, 1807), Department de Seine et Oise (DS), G

Lot #: 9

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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GENERALS]. A. de Guerry Maubreuil (ALS), S.A.F. Miollis (ALS), Missiessy...

GENERALS]. A. de Guerry Maubreuil (ALS), S.A.F. Miollis (ALS), Missiessy, Admiral (ALS, 1813), B.A.J. de Moncey (cut signature), E.P. de Montsquieu (ALS), E.A. Mortier (ALS and LS), P. Mouchy (LS), J. Murat (LS, mentioning Napoleon, 1807), G. de Neuville (ALS, regarding a deserter, 1790), M. Ney

Lot #: 10

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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GENERALS]. E. Grouchy (ALS to General Harper at Annapolis, 1817), B.M.G...

GENERALS]. E. Grouchy (ALS to General Harper at Annapolis, 1817), B.M.G. d'Hangest (LS), d'Haugerauville (LS, military content, 1810), G.T. Hedouvilles (ALS to the Minister of War, 1796), J.J.A. Humbert (ALS), J.-B. Jourdan (ALS), J.-B. Kleber (LS), B.G. de Lacepede (DS), J. Lafitte (ALS), P.A

Lot #: 11

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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GENERALS]. F.M. Clement (ALS), J.M. Cosmao-Kerjulien, Admiral (ALS), G.J...

GENERALS]. F.M. Clement (ALS), J.M. Cosmao-Kerjulien, Admiral (ALS), G.J. Cottrau (ALS), Louis N. Davout (LS, military content, 1812), J.F.I. DeBelle (LS to Genl. Kleber, 1795, rare ), D. Decrs (LS, naval affairs), L.C. Desaix (LS, 1788, to Lacrosse, on an offensive), J.F.A. Dejean (DS also signed

Lot #: 12

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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GENERALS]. J.A. Allix (LS), A. Andressoy (ALS), P.F. Augereau (2 LS), L...

GENERALS]. J.A. Allix (LS), A. Andressoy (ALS), P.F. Augereau (2 LS), L. Baraguay-d'Hilliers (LS on the methods used by his District to suppress demands for bread), Company of Bellesme (LS), C.J. Bernadotte (LS), H.G. Bertrand (ALS), P. de Ruel, Marquis de Beurnoville (ALS, regarding General

Lot #: 13

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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JOSEPHINE, ne MARIE JOSPHE-ROSE TASCHER DE LA PAGERIE. Letter signed...

JOSEPHINE, ne MARIE JOSPHE-ROSE TASCHER DE LA PAGERIE. Letter signed ("Lapagerie Buonaparte"), Paris, [1796], 2 pages, 8vo , a recommendation, with uncommon form of signature -- JOSEPHINE. Document signed ("Tascher Lapagerie Bonaparte"), Paris, [1799], 2 pages, 4to , legal document regarding her

Lot #: 14

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 19 May 1998

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JOSEPHINE, ne MARIE JOSPHE-ROSE TASCHER DE LA PAGERIE. Autograph letter...

JOSEPHINE, ne MARIE JOSPHE-ROSE TASCHER DE LA PAGERIE. Autograph letter signed ("Josephine") to the Minister of the Interior, Malmaison, 23 April 1811. 1 page, 4to, 232 x 187 mm. (9.1/8 x 7.7/8 in.) , in French. Josephine writes to the Minister on behalf of a Galembert de Boisrenard, who was seeking

Lot #: 15

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 19 May 1998

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MARSHALS]. BERNADOTTE, J.-B.P. J. Letter signed, Hanover, [1805], 1 page...

MARSHALS]. BERNADOTTE, J.-B.P. J. Letter signed, Hanover, [1805], 1 page, folio, , an order to pay the sum of 4,000 francs -- BERTHIER, L.A. Letter signed to NAPOLEON, Paris, 24 January 1812, 1 page, 8vo , forwards a request for free tuition to the Lyce for two boys for whom are planned military

Lot #: 16

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 19 May 1998

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MARSHALS]. DAVOUT, L.N. Autograph letter signed to Napoleon, WITH HIS...

MARSHALS]. DAVOUT, L.N. Autograph letter signed to Napoleon, WITH HIS ENDORSEMENT: "NAP" at left, Paris, 8 June 1815, 1 page, 8vo, proposes that Field Marshal Harchard replace General d'Hericourt at Laval -- BERTHIER, L.A. Letter signed to the Duke of Istria, Erfurt, 21 April 1813, 1 page, 4to , the

Lot #: 17

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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MARSHALS]. BERTHIER, L.-A. Partly printed document signed, with NAPOLEON'S...

MARSHALS]. BERTHIER, L.-A. Partly printed document signed, with NAPOLEON'S TWO-LINE ENDORSEMENT SIGNED ("BONAPARTE"), [Paris], [1800], 2 pages, 8vo, on stationery, minor tears not affecting text , on the reinstatement of an officer -- BERTHIER. Autograph letter signed to Citizen Ouvrard, Dijon

Lot #: 18

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 19 May 1998

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MARSHALS]. DUROC, G.C.M. Autograph letter signed, WITH NAPOLEON'S...

MARSHALS]. DUROC, G.C.M. Autograph letter signed, WITH NAPOLEON'S ENDORSEMENT SIGNED: "N", St. Cloud, 19 July 1810, 1 page, 8vo , suggesting Gobelins tapestries and Svres porcelain as gifts for the Napoleon's youngest brother, Jerome with a manuscript inventory in another hand with prices

Lot #: 19

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 19 May 1998

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MISCELLANEOUS -- ARTISTS]. DELAROCHE, H.-P. Autograph letter signed to...

MISCELLANEOUS -- ARTISTS]. DELAROCHE, H.-P. Autograph letter signed to NAPOLEON, n.p., 20 September, 1 page, 8vo , suggesting a date for the final sitting for his portrait, reminding him to bring his black satin cravate and yellow waist-coat -- DAVID, J.L. Autograph letter signed, Brussels, 1

Lot #: 20

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 19 May 1998

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MISCELLANEOUS -- ASSOCIATES]. PEYRUSE, G.J.R. Autograph letter signed to...

MISCELLANEOUS -- ASSOCIATES]. PEYRUSE, G.J.R. Autograph letter signed to NAPOLEON, with NAPOLEON'S ENDORSMENT: "N" at upper left, Paris, 7 May 1815, 1 page, folio, asking Napoleon's confirmation of money for the Isle of Elba -- DELBREL, P. Partly printed document signed, Cambrai, 25 July 1793, 1

Lot #: 21

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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MISCELLANEOUS -- STATESMEN]. FAYPOULT, G. Autograph letter signed to...

MISCELLANEOUS -- STATESMEN]. FAYPOULT, G. Autograph letter signed to Napoleon, WITH NAPOLEON'S THREE-LINE ENDORSEMENT SIGNED ("BONAPARTE"), Genoa, [1796], 1 pages, 8vo, stationery , discusses the arrest of Governor Olivieri and others; Napoleon approves Faypoult's suggestions -- ROBESPIERRE, M.M.I

Lot #: 22

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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MONARCHS & SOVEREIGNS]. ALEXANDER I, Emperor of Russia . Printed document...

MONARCHS & SOVEREIGNS]. ALEXANDER I, Emperor of Russia . Printed document signed, St. Petersburg, 1810, 1 page, oblong 4to, ON VELLUM with engraved border , an official appointment -- FREDERICK WILLIAM III, King of Prussia . Letter signed, Paris, 16 July 1815, 1 page, 4to, , expressing gratitude for

Lot #: 23

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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MURAT, JOACHIM. Letter signed, Madrid, 9 April 1808, 1 page, 4to, an...

MURAT, JOACHIM. Letter signed, Madrid, 9 April 1808, 1 page, 4to, an authorization to pay the expenses of General A.D. Belliard, Murat's chief-of-staff -- BONAPARTE, CAROLINE. Autograph letter signed to a Mlle. Barry (?), n.p., n.d., 2 pages, 8vo, on social matters -- BONAPARTE, C. Letter signed to

Lot #: 24

Estimate: US$600 - US$800

Date: 19 May 1998

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NAPOLEON I. Document annotated and signed ("Bonaparte"), "Minute d'Arrt...

NAPOLEON I. Document annotated and signed ("Bonaparte"), "Minute d'Arrt," the word "nul" written with a large flourish in Napoleon's hand, document dated Paris, Prairial, an 10 [May or June of 1802]. 1 page, 4to, 251 x 200 mm. (9.7/8 x 7.7/8 in.). Napoleon here nullifies the appointment of Claude

Lot #: 25

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$2,000

Date: 19 May 1998

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NAPOLEON I]. Manuscript document signed ("Napoleon") as Emperor...

NAPOLEON I]. Manuscript document signed ("Napoleon") as Emperor countersigned by Flix Bacciochi. Malmaison, 2 Germinal, l'an 13 [23 March 1804], 4 pages, 4to, 289 x 207 mm. (11 x 8.1/8 in.), brown morocco gilt . An agreement between Bonaparte and his brother-in-law regarding the sale of land at

Lot #: 26

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 19 May 1998

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NAPOLEON I. Letter of State to the Elector of Wrtemberg, finely written...

NAPOLEON I. Letter of State to the Elector of Wrtemberg, finely written, countersigned by Napoleon ("Napoleon") as "Votre Bon Frre,", Talleyrand as Foreign Minister, and Hugues B. Maret as Secretary of State, [St. Cloud], 2 Messidor, l'an 12 [21 June 1804]. 1 page, folio, 352 x 494 mm. (14 x 19

Lot #: 27

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 19 May 1998

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NAPOLEON I. Manuscript document boldly signed ("Napoleon"). Paris, 16...

NAPOLEON I. Manuscript document boldly signed ("Napoleon"). Paris, 16 December 1810, 1 page, folio, ON VELLUM , with illuminated crest and original large wax seal, 412 x 498 mm. (16 x 19 in.), in later red straight-grained morocco folding case by SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE . A "Brevet de Chevalier" for

Lot #: 28

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 19 May 1998

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NAPOLEON I. Letter signed ("N") as Emperor to General Berthier, Paris, 29...

NAPOLEON I. Letter signed ("N") as Emperor to General Berthier, Paris, 29 January, 1811. 1 page, 4to, 230 x 185 mm. (9 x 7 in.), minor wear to corners . Napoleon orders the evacuation of Spanish prisoners from the French stronghold at Pau, instructing that the removal occur, "under the pretext of

Lot #: 29

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 19 May 1998

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NAPOLEON I. Partly printed document signed ("Nap") countersigned by the Duc...

NAPOLEON I. Partly printed document signed ("Nap") countersigned by the Duc de Cadeau. "Palais des Tuilleries" [Paris], 12 January 1813. 1 page, large folio, 462 x 335 mm. (18 x 13 in.), accomplished in manuscript, minor browning, matted and framed . A rare ship's passport for "La Providence," a

Lot #: 30

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 19 May 1998