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FORTELLE La vie militaire, politique et privée de demoiselle Charles - Geneviève - Louise - Auguste - Andrée - Thimothhée Eon ou d'Eon de Beaumont

FORTELLE

La vie militaire, politique et privée de demoiselle Charles - Geneviève - Louise - Auguste - Andrée - Thimothhée Eon ou d'Eon de Beaumont

Chez Lambert, à Paris 1779, In 8 (12,5x20cm), 176pp., relié.


First Edition. It seems to lack a portrait frontispiece. Fortelle is a pseudonym By Peyraud of Beaussol, according QuÚrard. Half brown calf time. Smooth back 5 irons and multiple wheels. The Chevalier d'Eon (1728-1810) was a famous spy under Louis XV. The most famous mystery of this character was that of sex, he had in effect often used to dress up as a woman. The book of Peyraud Beaussol is a female biography when he was well recognized that the Chevalier d'Eon was a man, at least in his death. The issue of gender was so widespread that the English were taking paris on his true state, the registrant turns man, woman or hermaphrodite. Even the king thought he was the victim of a hoax and exiled to Tonnerre his favorite spy, one day it was presented to the captain of dragon court (he was a specialist in disguise) gave him order "to leave the uniform dragons she continues to wear and take the clothes of his sex forbidden to appear in the kingdom in other apparels as suitable for women." --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

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