First Folio Society Edition, 1979. Edited and translated by Felice Harcourt. The book and slipcase are in excellent condition, with the hardcovers being full cloth, with a gilt spine and upper board titles, as well as decorations and endpaper maps. The book's top edges are dyed plum with a red and white headband, with a monochrome portrait frontispiece and 11 plates likewise.

 

When she turned 50 in 1820, Lucie Dillon, Marquise de la Tour du Pin, began to write her memoirs. She intended them for her two surviving children (four were deceased), but in 1822 Lucie's daughter Charlotte suddenly died, leaving only Aymar, her last-born son, as recipient of the record of his mother's extraordinary life. The unfinished text, which breaks off at Napoleon's return from Elba in 1815, was not published until 1907; it has rarely been out of print since. 

Escape from the Terror by Madame de la Tour du Pin

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