Title: Fouché (de Nantes), sa vie privée, politique et morale, depuis son entrée à la Convention jusqu'à ce jour, 1816. With the armorial binding of Charles Stuart, 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay
Author: Antoine Sérieys
Publisher: Chez Germain Mathiot, Paris
A first edition of Serieys's biography on Joseph Fouché, being a biography of his private, political and personal life, from his entry into the National Convention, to his rise as President of the Executive Commission.
Before becoming head of the Commission, Fouché was a member of the Convention, as well as Minister of Police under First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte, who later became Emperor. He was particularly known for his ferocity with which he suppressed the Lyon insurrection during the Revolution in 1793 and for being minister of police under the Directory, the Consulate, and the French Empire under Napoleon's reign.
This volume is unique for bearing the armorial bindings and crest of Charles Stuart, 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay, otherwise known as Sir Charles Stuart. He was a British diplomat, twice serving as Ambassador to France and also as Ambassador to Russia, totaling over 14 years of service.
One volume in 12mo, 204 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in poor condition. The binding shows signs of wear and chipping, and the joints are cracked, with a gentle hand required to prevent the boards from detaching. The armorial crest of the Baron is also partially dulled and obscured by stains. There is staining and some foxing noted throughout the volume