Order Nr. 65547 AMERICAN WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE AS RELATED IN THE UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT JOURNALS AND PLANS OF ALEXANDER BERTHIER, STAFF OFFICER TO GENERAL COMTE DE ROCHAMBEAU DURING THE AMERICAN CAMPAIGN.

AMERICAN WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE AS RELATED IN THE UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT JOURNALS AND PLANS OF ALEXANDER BERTHIER, STAFF OFFICER TO GENERAL COMTE DE ROCHAMBEAU DURING THE AMERICAN CAMPAIGN.

(Berthier, Alexander).
  • London: Maggs Bros. 1936.
  • small 4to.
  • stiff paper wrappers
  • xii, 36 pages
  • ISBN: none

Price: $20.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 65547

Alexander Berthier (1753-1815), Marshal of France, Prince of Wagram and Prince of Neuchatel, served under Rochambeau in the American Revolution and later as Napoleon's chief of staff (1808-14). He was attached to Rochambeau's General Staff in 1780 and in this capacity made records of the campaigns of the French troops and elaborate plans of their marches and camps, besides distinguishing himself in various engagements. His manuscript journals, records, and plans described in this catalogue were preserved in the Berthier Archives until their purchase by Maggs Bros. from his last descendant. A listing of thirty-seven items of various maps, plans, journals, autograph letters, etc., with eleven illustrations and a print of Berthier as frontispiece. Some light staining and spotting to covers, else very good. From the Thomas M. Whitehead Collection of Books About Books.