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CAMPFIRES OF NAPOLEON $45 WATSON, Henry C. 1854 Porter
& Coates, Phila., 448 pp., ill., Very Good. Ornate dark mustard
covers with 1 inch stain on spine. The author has endeavored to
present the greatest warrior of any age in the field, and at the
nightly bivouacs. Numerous engravings.
HISTOIRE DU CONSOLAT ET DE L'EMPIRE $950 THIERS, M.A. 1845 Meline, Cans et Compagnie 6 vols, 1/4 lth, appox 700 pp. each, 7 x 11, ill., in French, Fine. A beautiful set of this famous history of the Napoleonic Era. Louis Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877), French statesman and historian, was elected the first President of the Third Republic (1871-73). This famous work was first published in France in 1845-1862. During the fifteen years it took to complete this work, the author read and annotated the documents in the state archives, the thirty thousand letters which composed Napoleon's personal correspondence, the letters of his ministers, generals, aides-de-camp and police agents, in fact the greater portion of the manuscript memoirs in the possession of private families. This monumental work is one of the most important works dealing with Napoleon and his era. The most attractive set of books I have ever had.
HISTORY OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE, THE $55 ABBOTT, JOHN S.C. 1895 Harper & Brothers NY 6 1/2 x 10, 2 vol of 600+ pp. each, many illustrations and maps, Fair condition. Blue cloth covers with bright silver lettering and silver adornments. An entertaining biography.
HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION TO RUSSIA $95 SEGUR, Philippe-Paul 1841 Harper & Brothers, 2 volumes, 4x6.5, map. From the Family Library Series. 2 small volumes. Dark cloth covers with very little wear. Minimal foxing to pages. Top of spines worn. Still has original map.
HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION TO RUSSIA $65 SEGUR, Philippe-Paul 1841 Harper & Brothers, 2 volumes, 4x6.5, map. From the Family Library Series. 2 small volumes. Dark cloth covers with average wear. Some foxing to pages. Top of spines worn. Still has original map.
HISTORY OF THE WAR IN THE PENINSULA AND IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE: From A.D. 1807 to A.D. 1814 $85 Napier, William 4 volumes, 1842 Sherman & Co London, ex-lib, engravings, wonderul maps, order of battles, appendix. The interor has considerable foxing though it is still easily readable. The covers are worn and darkened with age. Gilt lettering on spine. On a positive note the bindings are still strong. Set has library markings from a long time ago. In 1828 the first volume of the History appeared. It was at once seen that the great deeds of the Peninsular War were about to be fitly commemorated. The excitement which followed the appearance of each volume is proved by the innumerable pamphlets issued by those who believed themselves to be attacked, and by personal altercations with many distinguished officers. But the success of the book was proved still more by the absence of competition than by these bitter controversies. This success was due to a combination of qualities which have justly secured for Napier the title of being the greatest military historian England has produced. When in 1840 the last volume of the History was published, his fame not only in England but in France and Germany was safely established.
LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE $350 SLOANE, William 1896 Century Co NY 4 mammoth vols, 8 1/2 by 12, appox 300 pp. ea., appox 250 color and b&w plates. Pages tanned but clean. Leather is dry & rubbed; corners worn. Very light interior soiling. No foxing. 1/2 red leather binding with blue green marbled boards and matching endpapers. Top edge is gilt, others untrimmed. Tight bindings. Paper bookplate of previous owner inside front board. No writing in books. Due to the large size and weight of these books it is rare to find them complete and in good condition.Overall Good+. Additional attention given to all the envolved beligerants. Illustrations are exemplary. One of the finest biographies of Napoleon.
LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE $325 SLOANE, William 1901 Century Co NY 4 mammoth vols, 8 by 11, appox 300 pp. ea., appox 250 color and b&w plates. Pages clean. Leather is dry & rubbed; corners worn. Very light interior soiling. No foxing. 1/2 leather binding with blue green marbled boards and matching endpapers. Top edge is gilt, others trimmed. Tight bindings. No writing in books. Due to the large size and weight of these books it is rare to find them complete and in good condition.Overall Good+. Additional attention given to all the envolved beligerants. Illustrations are exemplary. One of the finest biographies of Napoleon.
LIFE OF THE EMPRESS JOSEPHINE $25 HEADLEY, P.C. 1855 Miller, Orton & Co N.Y. 383 pp., frontis, Exterior is worn and discolored. Front cover is loose but still attached. Interior has some foxing. A complete biography by the author of NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS.
LIFE OF NAPOLEON I $55 ROSE, John Holland 1913 G Bell and Sons, index. Still considered one of the better Napoleonic Biographies. 2 books in 1. Book has burgundy covers with gilt lettered spine - see image. Gilted top of pages. Book is solid and clean both inside and out.
LIFE OF NAPOLEON I $8 ROSE, John Holland 1919 G Bell and Sons, index.Still considered one of the better Napoleonic Biographies. 2 books in 1. Book has red covers with gilt lettered spine. Gilted top of pages. Book is worn, gilt lettering faded, spine is broken at the top, shakens. Except for tanning of pages the interior is clean and easily readable. Reading copy.
MEMOIRS OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE $75 BOURRIENNE, Louis 1891 Charles Scribner's Sons 4 vol, 400+ pp. each, ill., Very Good- Condition.Blue cloth covers with average wear. Contents clean and solid. This biography written by Napoleon's private secretary and friend since boyhood at the school at Brienne, is a work which, for deep interest, excitement, and amusement, can scarcely be paralled by any of the numerous and excellent memoirs of the Napoleonic epoc.
MEMOIRS OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE $55 BOURRIENNE, Louis 1912 Charles Scribner's Sons 4 vol, 400+ pp. each, ill., Good+ Condition. As above.
MEMOIRS OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTE $35 BOURRIENNE, Louis 1889 Charles Scribner's Sons 4 vol, 400+ pp. each, ill., Good- Condition. Spine ends scruffy. Some Hinges loose. Gilt lettering clear and bright. As above.
NAPOLEON: CORSICA TO ST. HELENA $55 STODDARD, John S. 1894 Werner Co. Mass large 13 1/2 x 11 1/2, 221 pp., 330 b&w ill, green cloth gilt covers. Covers mottled and shaken though content is intact. Good-. Every page a full size illustration with thorough captions.
NAPOLEON: CORSICA TO ST. HELENA $35 STODDARD, John S. 1902 Werner Co. Mass large 13 1/2 x 11 1/2, 221 pp., 330 b&w ill, french text, red cloth. Covers worn all around the edges and a bit loose, content is intact. Fair+. Every page a full size illustration with thorough captions.
NAPOLEON THE FIRST $25 SEELEY, John Robert 1886 Roberts Brothers Boston 315 pp., gt gilt cover faded, Fair due to worn spine ends and dirty covers though contents are solid and Very Good.
NAPOLEON AND HIS MARSHALS $20 HEADLEY, J.T. 1853 John S. Taylor NY 300 pp. Fair. Mottled, worn, with some foxing and a couple of loosening pages. An account of Napoleon followed by biographies of Macdonald, Murat, Massena, Lannes and Ney.
NAPOLEON LOVER AND HUSBAND $35 MASSON, Frederic 1894 Merriam Co 322pp., gt. Fair condition. Gilt lettering, worn spine ends, slightly shaken. A biographical study of Napoleon by one of the most respected of Napoleonic historians.
NAPOLEON - THE LAST PHASE $15 LORD ROSEBERY 1901 Harper & Row NY 283 pp., gt, appendix. Good condition. Spine faded. Red cloth covers with gilt highlites. An excellent detailed study of the Napoleon and the other inhabitants of St. Helena; Las Cases, Antommarchi, Gourgaud, Lowe and many others.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS $85 DUNN-PATTERSON, R.P. 1909 Little, Brown & company Boston 373 pp., dj., ex-lib, ill, notes, index, Good. Spine ends worn, very slight foxing. Red cloth covers. This was one of the earliest compilations on the Marshals.
NOTES OF CONVERSATIONS WITH THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1831-1851 $45
by 5th Earl Stanhope Philip Henry 1888 John Murray 341 pp., index. Red cloth cover. Ex-library. Cover in good shape except for library makings on spine. Interior clean and solid.
PHYSIOLOGY OF WAR - NAPOLEON AND THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN $38 TOLSTOI, Leo 1888 T. Y. Crowell & Co. Boston 190pp. Fair condition. Worn with markings on the end papers. Solid enough. Tolstoi's analysis of the napoleonic wars is is a rare english translation of the Russian perspective of the era.
ROMANCE OF PRINCE EUGENE $115 PULITZER, Albert 1895 Dodd, Mead & Company 2 vols, 284 & 338pp., gt, ill, index. Good condition. Cloth covers with decoratve gilt stamping, faded and discolored on spine. A complete biography of Eugene with attention given to his relationship with Princess Augusta of Bavaria and liberally enhanced with correspondence.
ROMANCE OF PRINCE EUGENE $65 PULITZER, Albert 1895 Dodd, Mead & Company 2 vols, 284 & 338pp., ill, index. Good condition. Cloth covers that are somewhat discolored. A complete biography of Eugene with attention given to his relationship with Princess Augusta of Bavaria and liberally enhanced with correspondence.
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