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Napoleon's Memoirs.
London: The Golden Cockerel Press,, 1945. Volume I: Corsica to Marengo. Volume II: Waterloo Campaign. Edited and translated by Somerset de Chair. 2 volumes bound as one, quarto (310 x 185 mm). Late 20th-century red full morocco Cosway-style binding by Bayntun-Riviere, with a miniature portrait of Napoleon (under glass and set into the front cover) surrounded by crossed banners, musket and sword, gilt panelled spine with motifs of the Napoleonic bee and monogram within a laurel wreath, two-line gilt border on sides, back cover with gilt stamp of the arms of the house of Bonaparte, front cover with overall pattern of Napoleonic bees and monogram within a laurel wreath, top edges gilt, untrimmed, richly gilt turn-ins, scarlet watered silk endleaves. Wood-engraved title page vignettes by John Buckland-Wright, collotype portrait frontispieces, map endpapers by Somerset de Chair bound-in at the end. An excellent copy. First Golden Cockerel Press edition, number 61 of 500 numbered sets, beautifully printed in Perpetua types on Arnold mould-made paper. This superbly bound copy incorporates a fine miniature half-length portrait of Napoleon as First Consul, based on the famous full-length portrait by Jean-Baptiste Isabey.
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