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    Napoleon Bonaparte Military Award Signed "Bonaparte" as first consul. One partially-printed page, 17" x 13.5" (sight), in French, Paris, August 15, 1802. Here, Napoleon awards Jean Jacob Bisancourt, an officer in the 2nd Regiment of Light Cavalry, a Rifle of Honor for his conduct "at the battle of Couard, Switzerland, where, by his fearlessness, he compelled three hundred men to lay down their arms, whom he then led away as prisoners." Minor paper loss at the intersections of the folds do not affect the text. Scattered foxing with some staining along the horizontal fold into the upper half of the document. Matted with a full translation of the document and a portrait of Napoleon to an overall size of 33.25" x 25.25". From the Donald P. Dow Collection.

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    April, 2015
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