BOURBONS. Collection of 33 L.A.S. or L.A.,... - Lot 263 - Ader

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BOURBONS. Collection of 33 L.A.S. or L.A.,... - Lot 263 - Ader
BOURBONS. Collection of 33 L.A.S. or L.A., 1793-1874, to the de Cossé-Brissac¸ family with handwritten commentary; letters mounted on tabs in one folio volume of 241 pages, manuscript ruled, tan glazed calf binding with gilt fillet frame and royal arms on the boards, spine with fleurons, gilt edges, slipcase (Gayler-Hirou; 1st board detached, one corner damaged). Important collection of letters from Louis XVIII and his family. The volume was compiled in 1881; the title page reads: Letters from Louis XVIII & Charles x and the Princes and Princesses of the Royal Family to Count de Cossé Brissac, First Gentleman of the Chamber of Louis XVIII, to Count Artus de Cossé, First Master of the King's Hotel and Knight of his Orders, and to Cte and Ctesse Amédée des Cars. The volume is ruled in red. The handwritten commentary is superbly calligraphed in black and red inks on laid paper leaves: it includes an Avertissement signed by the Baron de Longuerue (p. 1-3), Notices sur le comte François de Cossé Brissac (p. 7-29) et sur le comte Artus de Cossé (p. 135-154) preceded by their coats of arms in a cartouche with wash, long comments preceding each letter, and a table of contents. 4 engraved portraits illustrate the collection (Louis XVIII, Charles X, the duke and the duchess of Berry and the prince of Condé). In addition to the 33 original letters, we also collected 6 letters in copy (the document n° 1 is missing). We indicate between brackets the page where the letter is mounted; we indicate the format only when it is not in-8. Louis XVIII. 5 L.A.S. to the count of Cossé. - Leipzig February 16, 1798 ([89] 1 p. and a half in-4), about his difficult road in the snow during his trip from Blankenburg to Mittau. - Mittau December 11, 1799 ([95] half p. in-4), before the count's departure for Petersburg. - Mittau January 3/19, 1800 ([101] 1 p. in-4), about the count's mission to the "generous Paul I", "the only Sovereign who unites will with power"... - Mittau January 17/28, 1800 ([105], half-p. in-4, address with red wax seal), charging the "dear Graff" to tell the count Rostopchin "that the least desires of H.M.I. are laws for me"... - Warsaw May 27, 1802 ([123] half-p. in-4): "I approve all that Mde de Cossé will believe to have to do to save the good of your children"... Louis-Antoine, duke of Angouleme. 2 L.A.S. to the count of Cossé. - Hamm 3 [September 1793] ([39] 1 p., adr.), for a hunting trip. - Mittau 14 February 1800 ([111] 1p. in-4, adr. with red wax seal of arms): "I have been extremely sensitive to the flattering and kind expressions for me of His Imperial Majesty"; he mentions the "worthy and respectable abbot Edgeworth". Charles-Ferdinand, Duke of Berry. 3 L.A.S. to the count of Cossé. - Hamm July 1, 1794 ([51] 3 p.). He announces his departure for the Condé army: "may we have a happier campaign than last year, on the Brabant side it is going badly; the patriots are in Bruges, the departure of the Emperor has done a lot of harm on that side"...; follow some lines from his governor. - Rotembourg February 14, 1795 ([55] 1 p.). They arrived "after five days of march, time of champagne; but I have all reason to believe that we will remain here only the time to let the army rest and that we will enter early in campaign"... - H.Q. of Mülheim October 6, 1795 ([73] 1 ½ p. in-4). Proposals of the prince of Condé. News: "my father after having had a horrible storm approached the isle of Wath [Houat] where was the remains of Quiberon; the Vendée always has successes and awaited him with open arms"... Louis-Joseph de Bourbon, prince of Condé. L.A.S., St Gilgen June 11, 1800 ([117] 1 p. in-4): "I had continually to guarantee the troops of the Jacobin spirit, posted at the highest point in Corinthia"; praise of the duke of Angouleme and of the "soft and honest forms of this young Prince"; "the position of the armies, everywhere, is so extraordinary, and so confused"... Marie-Thérèse of France, Duchess of Angouleme, "Madame Royale". 3 L.A.S. "M.T." and one L.A. to the Countess of Cossé, friendly letters to her "dear Tony". - Prague November 19, 1832 ([163] 2 p., adr.). - G[orizia] February 26, 1843 ([177] 1 p. ¼ in-12), on the marriage of Mathilde de Cossé and Amédée des Cars. - F[rohsdorf] November 27, 1849 ([185] 2 p.), on the pregnancy of Tony's daughters; she makes "wishes for my dear country." - Venice January 15, 1851 ([189] 1 p.). Louise d'Artois, "Mademoiselle", Duchess of Parma. 2 L.A.S. to the Countess of Cossé. - Prague February 15, 1833 ([169] 4 p.), on the death of the Princess de Ligne, and family news. - Kirchberg September 2, 1842 ([171] 1 p., adr.), congratulations on the birth of Délie de Rivière. Marie-Caroline, Duchess of Berry. 6 friendly L.A.S. to the Countess de Cossé, her "dear Toni". - Brunnsée May 24, 1862 ([197] 2 p.). - Brunnsee 18 September 1863 ([205] 1 p. ½), denouncing "the infa
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