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Joséphine’s books from Malmaison

Joséphine’s books from Malmaison

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Given little early schooling, Joséphine could barely read until she was a young adult. After learning, she developed a passion for books. The library at Malmaison covered a broad range of topics, showing the Imperial couple’s interests and intellect. With her prayer book, bound in red Morocco leather, is a volume from Delandine’s New Historical Dictionary 1804, evidencing the love of history she shared with her husband.

Historical Provenance - Library of Malmaison

Leather and paper



NAPOLEON BONAPARTE PERSONAL OWNED BOOK FROM HIS LIBRARY ROYAL CIPHER NOT SIGNED picture

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE PERSONAL OWNED BOOK FROM HIS LIBRARY ROYAL CIPHER NOT SIGNED

$9995.00



NAPOLEON BONAPARTE WIFE MARIE LOUISE PERSONAL OWNED 3 BOOKS FROM HER LIBRARY picture

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE WIFE MARIE LOUISE PERSONAL OWNED 3 BOOKS FROM HER LIBRARY

$3975.00



TANTALUS / DESK SET TROMPE L'OEIL good condition CAVE A LIQUOR, RARE FIND 1850+ picture

TANTALUS / DESK SET TROMPE L'OEIL good condition CAVE A LIQUOR, RARE FIND 1850+

$2000.00



NAPOLEON BONAPARTE WIFE MARIE LOUISE PERSONAL OWNED 2 BOOKS FROM HER LIBRARY  picture

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE WIFE MARIE LOUISE PERSONAL OWNED 2 BOOKS FROM HER LIBRARY

$1675.00



NAPOLEON III CAMPAIGN OF ITALY LOT - BOOK, DIPLOMA, SILVER MEMORIAL MEDAL 1859 picture

NAPOLEON III CAMPAIGN OF ITALY LOT - BOOK, DIPLOMA, SILVER MEMORIAL MEDAL 1859

$699.99



PAIR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE BOOKENDS - decor, desk, shelf, book, ends picture

PAIR NAPOLEON BONAPARTE BOOKENDS - decor, desk, shelf, book, ends

$625.00



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