BONAPARTE (LOUIS). Autograph letter signed... - Lot 1 - Osenat

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BONAPARTE (LOUIS). Autograph letter signed... - Lot 1 - Osenat
BONAPARTE (LOUIS). Autograph letter signed "LBonaparte" to citoyen Wandelaincourt, professeur de dessin à Paris. "Cairo, Egypt", 17 fructidor [an VI-3 septembre 1798]. One p. 1/4 in-12, preserved envelope made from a folded Arabic print. RARE LETTER FROM EGYPT from the future King of Holland, future husband of Hortense de Beauharnais and future father of Napoleon III. He left for the Orient in the wake of his brother Napoleon Bonaparte, and took part as captain in the capture of Malta and Alexandria, before being commissioned in November 1798 to bring the flags he had conquered from the enemy to the Directoire. "Greetings, my dear Wandelaincourt, albeit from a distance. Please give me the enclosed letters to my brother on rue des Sts-Pères [Joseph Bonaparte]. You will oblige me. You will easily guess why, when my letters have to cross enemy squadrons, I put them under your address. I beg a thousand pardons. Adieu, give me your news, and keep your word. I am all yours... P.S. Are my 5 math notebooks finished? Enclosed, from the same source, a letter signed "Louis Bonaparte", concerning the fate of a former military man without fortune (Paris, 18 germinal an XIII-8 avril 1805, 3/4 p. in-4). Also includes a copper-engraved portrait of Louis Bonaparte.
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