PHILHELLENE

[Le Général Fabvier, head of Greek army during War of Independence.] Autograph Letter Signed (‘Le G[énér]al. Fabvier’) to the Baron de Bourgoing, criticizing the King of Greece and putting forward an apocalyptic vision of the future of Europe.

Author: 
Le Général Fabvier, head of Greek army during War of Independence. [Charles Nicolas Fabvier (1783-1855), Baron Fabvier], French Philhellene [Paul-Charles-Amable de Bourgoing (1761-1864), Baron]
Fabvier
Publication details: 
28 April 1842; Paris.
£1,250.00
Fabvier

A ‘longue lettre’, written ‘à cœur ouvert’; an extraordinary document, in whose passionate and pessimistic Catholic conservatism - expressed in martial terms befitting a hero of Borodino - is to be found the roots of the Action Française. 4pp, 4to. Bifolium. 58 lines of neatly- and closely-written text (neater than the minimal examples on Google!). In good condition, lightly aged. Folded twice. Fabvier was the leader of the Greek regular army in the War of Indpendence, and in the latter part of this letter he expresses concerns over the future of his beloved Greece (‘ma chère Grèce’).

Autograph Letter Signed Alexander Baillie Cochrane to Leicester Stanhope, soldier, on Greek affairs; with added note from Stanhope to Dewing..

Author: 
Alexander Baillie-Cochrane [Ist Baron Lamington]. Conservative M.P., and Graecophile/Philhellene
Alexander Baillie Cochrane to Leicester Stanhope, soldier, on Greek affairs
Publication details: 
France, 20 Dec. 1846 [24 Jan. 1847].
£180.00
Alexander Baillie Cochrane to Leicester Stanhope, soldier, on Greek affairs

Four pages, cr. 8vo, handwriting faded but readable, folded, foxing/staining, some damage, some crudely repaired, marginally affecting text (two words lost). Baillie Cochrane discusses a visit to Greece and the political situation in Greece from the point of view of a Philhellene. Letter addressed to The Honble. Mr. Leicester Stanhope, Ashburnham House, Kensington, Chelsea, London. Added at top of letter: France 24 Jany. 1847 | My dear Dewing, | Pray read this letter from Mr. B. C. I deeply regret that I shall not be in England to exert my self in doing honor to Gl.

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