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Commentaires de Napoleon Premier.
Paris: Imprimerie Imperiale, 1867. 6 volumes, quarto. Original green quarter morocco, green morocco-grain cloth sides, spines gilt lettered direct, raised bands tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges speckled green. Bookseller's ticket of Raymond Clavreuil to front pastedowns. Numerous words neatly translated into English in pencil in between lines of first section of vol. I. Wear to extremities, some rodent damage to fore edge of boards, cloth subsequently peeling, marbled paper lifting to endpapers, occasional dampstains; nevertheless an internally bright, set. With 20 lithographic colour maps and 12 colour battlefield plans. First edition of this "attempt to organise into a coherent whole the memoirs dictated by Napoleon at Saint Helena, officially sanctioned by Napoleon III and drawing on previously published works by Gourgaud, Montholon, Bertrand, and Marchand" (Sandler). This important, expansive, and richly illustrated collection of key Napoleonic source material also contains notes on the works of Abbé Dominique Dufour de Pradt, Baron Pierre Fleury de Chaboulon, and General Joseph de Rogniat. Holtman, Robert B., Napoleonic Propaganda Greenwood Press, (1969); Sandler Collection 2483. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]

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