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1 Stewarton, J.H. MEMOIRS OF THE COURT OF ST. CLOUD, BEING SECRET LETTERS FROM A GENTLEMAN AT PARIS TO A NOBLEMAN IN LONDON.
Boston L.C. Page and Co. 1900 Reprint of 1806 edition 
2 vols: xxiii+349pp, xix+301pp. VG- gilt cloth, spines faded--a good reading copy. Stewarton, aka Lewis Goldsmith, was employed by Talleyrand in various propaganda and intelligence functions (including an attempt to bribe the future Louis XVIII into renouncing the throne), and founded the pro-revolutionary ARGUS in Paris. Turning against Napoleon (apparently because the latter failed to appreciate and reward his talents sufficiently) Stewarton returned to London to found the ANTI-GALLICAN, a rabidly anti-Bonapartist rag. These letters, written in 1805 and 1806, are a mixture of interesting scenes Stewarton witnessed and scurrilous gossip. Napoleon read this work at St. Helena and called it 'the work of an enemy pen, but there is some truth in it. It is a good book.' Scarce and absolutely fascinating.

 
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