Napoléon I

Napoléon I

Emperor of the French (1769-1821). Letter signed („Nap“). 4to. 2 pp. French.
$ 5,117 / 4.500 € (47070)

Letter to his adopted son Eugene. In part (translated): “I have attentively read the account of the Italian Navy that you sent to me. I am all the more aware of the importance of using ships to prevent the enemy from blocking the Gulf with one or two frigates. I will wait for your report to know whether the ships of the line will be able to sail out. I see that the Rivoli and the Reginatore are not far from completion. The Favorite must be finished promptly. Once these frigates have been finished we can arm them with French crews from the three brigs that are in Venice.

The frigate in Trieste could also join them which would make for a division of three frigates that could go to Ancona to join the frigate and brigs there and form a division capable of maintaining the mastery of the Gulf and which would oblige the enemy to keep warships there. I see Ancona not Venice, because Ancona has the advantage totally lacking to Venice, of our being able to enter or leave no matter what the winds…it is better to have brigs that can sail out and survey the Gulf without interruption [...]”. - In fine condition, with central horizontal and vertical folds..

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Napoleon I

premier empereur des Français (1769-1821). Letter with several autograph corrections. Paris. ½ p. in-4.
$ 11,371 / 10.000 € (59652/BN43371)

To his Minister of Finances, Charles Gaudin (1756-1841), asking for more information about aid to the veterans of Piedmont, knowing that they would soon be included among his subjects of the new Kingdom of Italy: "Monsieur Gaudin, je vous renvoie vos états sur les biens des camps de vétérans en Piémont. Je désire que vous me fassiez un rapport d'une page, qui me fasse connaitre 'la loi a affecté' [struck out] la quotité des biens que la loi a affectés aux camps de vétérans dans la 27è division militaire, combien il y en a déjà de désignées pour ce service et ce qu'il y manque".

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Napoleon I

Emperor of the French (1769-1821). Autograph letter signed. No place. Small 4to. 1/3 page. With address.
$ 28,428 / 25.000 € (72804/BN46861)

In this note Napoléon refers to another letter he wrote previously, urging the recipient to pursue matters in his sense and presenting himself as the most suitable person to promote things: "Je ne avais parlé qu'après donner dictat [?] à cette lettre et je vous prie d'elle faire la petition d'écrire que personne n'est destiné autant [...] que moi et non plus noté à pouvoir faire quelque chose que puisse le poursuivre. Si mes occupations me laisse[nt] [...] je ferais [...] avec urgence sa lettre.

/ Bonaparte". (Translation: "I only spoke after having dictated [?] the letter, and I request you to make a petition of it, writing that nobody is so destined or more respected than I am to do something that could advance it. If my occupations permit me I will treat your letter urgently. Bonaparte". - Addressee illegible. Extensive spotting with slight damage to folds, reinforced in parts..

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