BookChevalier D’Eon [Fortelle, De La (Pseudonyme Of Peyraud De Beaussol, 1735-1799)]. La vie militaire, politique et privée de mademoiselle Charles-Geneviève-Louise-Auguste-Andrée-Thimothée d'Éon de Beaumont. Paris: Chez Lambert, 1799? (MDCCLXXXX). Gilt flowers on spine, red morocco label. Approximately 4" x 6.5" inches. 156 pages. Text is in French. Often called the patron saint of transvestites, D'Eon was a diplomat, writer, spy, a member of the elite Dragoons, and one of the best swordsmen in France. Old ex-libris, as well as ownership signature of "E. Grasset". Handwritten inscription at the end of volume statement of an article published after the death and autopsy in 1810 in London of the Chevalier d'Eon. Very occasional chipping to page. Page 87/88 has a 2" tear to bottom edge that affects one word. Dampstaining to final pages, boards shelfworn and chipped. However, pages are overall clean and the binding is firm. A very good to good copy.