Author:JOSEPH D'ALINEY, COMTE D'ELVA

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1764 HANDWRITTEN AUTOGRAPH LETTER FROM COMTE D'ELVA REPORTING ON THE HEALTH OF THE ARMY MERE MONTHS AFTER THE SEVEN YEARS WAR FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS

By: JOSEPH D'ALINEY, COMTE D'ELVA

Price: $389.99

Publisher: Pierre, France, 1764

Inscription: Autograph

Seller ID: 0TP116

Condition: Very Fine


A mere seven months after the Seven Years War has ended the Comte D'Elva [whose family can be traced back over 800 years] writes in beautiful script a detailed health report on the army of France. Folio sized and written on 3 of the 4 pages, in fine condition, signed "D'Elva", dated January 10th, 1764. Superb French militaria. Biographical Notes: SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS (1792-1872). Born in 1792, Sir Thomas Phillipps from childhood was obsessed with the idea of obtaining virtually anything written or printed on paper, including cartloads of documents from wastepaper merchants and the enti... View more info