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French text throughout. Military memoirs of this French Commandant who served in the cavalry in America, Spain, Italy, Greece & North Africa, this edition with an Introduction and notes. Very good condition.
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Rebound in half leather by SANGORSKI, London with matching boards, matching buckram boards and matching marbled end papers. In very good + condition. The original paper wraps have been bound in.

Persat was born in Puy-de-Dome in central France in 1788. He was a captain of cavalry in Napoleon's army. He received the Order of the "Legion of Honor" from the hands of Napoleon in 1813.[1] After the Hundred Days, he was retired on half-pay. He formed a rebel force in the Loire, but was exiled during the Bourbon Restoration. He also participated in a conspiracy for rescuing of Napoleon from the island of Saint Helena. In 1817, he emigrated to the United States. In 1818, he joined the army of Simón Bolívar, but was disappointed with leaders and by February 1819 went to the island of Martinique. He returned to France and again took part in a pro-Napoleon plot. He participated in the Neapolitan Revolution and was imprisoned by the Austrians, but escaped.[2] Since the beginning of the Greek Revolution against the Ottomans in 1821, he went to Greece. According to Dimitris Fotiadis he was one of the first officers of the 1st Battalion of the regular Greek army, which by order of Demetrios Ypsilantis was organized in July 1821 in the town of Kalamata by the Corsican officer Joseph Baleste;[3] according to himself, he didn't belong to this Battalion but was attached to the staff of Ypsilantis.[4]

After Greece, Persat went to Spain and took part in battles against the forces of Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, as commander of a cavalry detachment under the command of Francisco Espoz y Mina. In the years 1838-1839, he wrote "Memoirs 1806-1844", which, however, remained unpublished until 1910.[5]
Author Schlumberger, Gustave
Date 1910, 2nd edition
Binding Sangorski half leather with matching boards
Publisher Librairie Plon, Paris
Illustrator Not applicable
Condition Very Good
Pages 30+9+363+errata slip

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