Memoirs of the History of France During the Reign of Napoleon, Dictated by the Emperor at Saint Helena to the Generals who Shared his Captivity; and Published From the Original Manuscripts Corrected by Himself...[and] Historical Miscellanies.
by Bonaparte, Napoleon.
Seven vols. London: Printed for Henry Colburn and Co. and Martin Bossange and Co., 1823. Seven vols., 8vo., [xvi], 408; viii, -395; [xvi], -423; viii, -483, [1 errata]; [viii], 377; viii, -471; [x], -389 pp., 18 fold-out plates, five of which are used as frontispieces. Contemporary half green calf roll-tooled in gilt, marbled paper boards, backstrip with four raised bands decorated in gilt, lettered in gilt, with blind and gilt stamped decorations to panels, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers with binder’s stamp “R. Storr” to lower pastedown. Boards are a bit rubbed with some chipping at edges and bumps to corners, volume two has a large chunk of the upper board’s paper torn away; otherwise good, a handsome set complete with plates; very good. Second edition. Plates include detailed maps, charts, campaigns, battle plans, naval action, attacks, Theaters of the War, and several facsimile manuscripts. (Inventory #: 108482)
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