Winter Auction 2019 Sale 74
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(1757 - 1834) French statesman and military officer who served as a major general under Washington and was instrumental in the defeat of Cornwallis at Yorktown. Fine association partly-printed D.S., 1p. folio, Paris, Sep. 1, 1790, a brevet nomination for Nicolas Rible of the "Garde-Nationale-Parisienne" ("Pars National Guard"). Lafayette signs at the conclusion, with the mayor of Paris Jean Bailly, and two other officials countersigning. Shows folds and chips to the edges, likely trimmed at the edges and backed with vellum, else very good. JEAN SYLVAIN BAILLY (1736-1793) was a French astronomer, mathematician, and political leader at the outset of the French Revolution, and served as mayor of Paris from 1789 to 1791. He presided over the Tennis Court Oath, the first formal statement of opposition to the reign of King Louis XVI, and later formed an alliance with Lafayette in an attempt to hold the political center against radicals and monarchists. Bailly resigned following the Champs de Mars Massacre of radicals by the National Guard, and was later imprisoned and guillotined during the Reign of Terror.
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Minimum Bid: $400.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $704.00
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Auction closed on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
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