RAPP (JEAN). Memoirs. Paris, Bossange frères, 1823. In-8, viii-439-(1 blank) pp. in Empire green chagrin, spine ribbed with gilt dotted fillet, double gilt fillet in a black tinted cold scroll decorating the boards and entrenerfs, with fleurons in the spandrels of the central box of the boards, filleted edges, gilt inner scroll, white moiré paper lining and endpapers, gilt edges, spines and corners lightly rubbed (binding of the 1850's). Second edition published in the same year as the first. Portrait-frontispiece engraved on copper by Louis-Marie Normand dit Normand fils. IMPORTANT SOURCE BY A NEIGHBOR OF NAPOLEON I. General Rapp knew the happy days of Malmaison, the dark days of Josephine's divorce, and, aide-de-camp to the Emperor from 1800 to 1814, he proved his worth on the most famous battlefields: Austerlitz, Jena, Essling, La Moskowa... AUTOGRAPHIC SENDING FROM THE COUNTESS RAPP "TO MR DELANGLE GARDE DES SCEAUX, most respectful homage... "Daughter of the General and his second wife, Émilie Mélanie Mathilde Rapp was divorced at the time and was called "Countess Rapp", as her father had no legitimate male descendants. Claude Delangle (1797-1869) was first a lawyer and then a magistrate, and was president of the Court of Appeal of Paris, a deputy and a senator. He held two ministerial posts under the Second Empire, at the Interior from June 1858 to May 1859 and then at the Justice until June 1863. A RARE COPY IN A BINDING OF THIS QUALITY.