[PONS (Augustin-Éléonore de)]

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[PONS (Augustin-Éléonore de)]
Relation d'un voyage fait à Madrid, en 1789 et 1790, par Mlle de ***. Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Monsieur, 1791. In-12, 68 pp, blond calf, triple gilt fillet, coat of arms in the centre, smooth spine decorated, black title, gilt edges (period binding).
First edition, printed in only 12 copies (Quérard).
Relation written by the young Mademoiselle de Pons, daughter of Charles-Armand de Pons, attached to the service of the Dauphin, executed in 1794, who left Paris with her mother on the eve of the storming of the Bastille, a dreadful day, when the disastrous effects of the insurrection stirred up for a long time among the French Nation developed.
A handwritten note on a flyleaf indicates that this work is by Mademoiselle de Pons, today Madame de Touzel [......] her mother had this journey printed to give to her friends, and very few copies were printed.
The work was printed on the presses of the Imprimerie de Monsieur, brother of Louis XVI, directed by Pierre-François Didot.
A copy bearing the arms of Alexandre-Emmanuel de Bauffremont (1773-1833), prince of the Holy Empire, peer of France (1815), knight of the royal and military order of Saint-Louis.
His ex-libris is affixed to the upper counterplate.
Minor rubbing to the binding.
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