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Edwards, Edward (ed
THE NAPOLEON MEDALS: a Complete Series of the Medals Struck in France, Italy, Great Britain and Germany, from the Commencement of the Empire in 1804, to the Restoration in 1815, Engraved by the Process of Achilles Collas, with Historical and Biographical Notices
Henry Hering, 1837. First edition. Lg. folio (16-1/2" x 11"). x,168pp. Plus a frontispiece and 40 plates with multiple images, done by an early photo-engraving process. Later 1/2 black calf, gilt ornamented spine, over textured gray cloth. A portion of the original brown cloth, gilt, with the printed title, is mounted on the front cover. Plates with some foxing. Title page with some offset browning from the frontispiece. Dark stain at top fore-edge of final plates (images not affected). Small oval library blind stamp at bottom of title page and one other leaf. Bound in at front are the prospectuses for 2 other contemporary medalic plate books. Very scarce. Very Good. This work only covers the Napoleonic medals issued from May 18, 1804 to Aug. 18, 1810. This is "all published." A second part, to complete the work to 1815, was never published. The plates are engraved by the process developed by Achilles Collas in France in the 1830s. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Golden Door Books (blueturtle405) [Santa Monica, California, United States]
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