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Item 304 - Prince Napoleon Bonaparte Catalog 555 (May 2019)

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Second son of Jerome Bonaparte and nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte, who grew popular as an anti-clerical liberal and was elected to the National Assembly of France as a representative of Corsica after the revolution of 1848 (1822-1891). ALS in French, signed “Napoleon (Jerome),” one page, 5.25 x 8.25, March 29, 1861. Letter to Mr. Tanguy, evidently a publisher, in part (translated): "I beg you to receive a Mr. Armand Levy, who wants to ask you to publish a newspaper in Paris that was published today in Geneva…You know that all my efforts tend to rally democracy in the Empire, with this alliance I fear nothing, neither in Europe or Paris…Read the attached letter and give an audience to Mr. Levy." In fine condition. His friend, Armand Levy, was an activist who supported the 1848 Revolution and was an advocate of the Jewish cause.

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