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[Series of 3 coloured jigsaw puzzles]. La veille d'Austerlitz. With : La Nuit de Lodi. With : Clémence de l'empéreur.Paris, Ulysse, [ca. 1815]. Each puzzle measures 19.5 x 24.5 cm. Each puzzle with an engraved plate mounted on thin wood, coloured by a contemporary hand and cut to form a jigsaw puzzle, with engraved caption and short description below the image. Kept in the original cardboard box (!) with an etched and engraved sample plate for a fourth puzzle (with caption «Équité de l'empereur») on the top, coloured by a contemporary hand, and an embossed gilt-paper border, each puzzle with the original pink paper wrap-around slip preserved.
A nice and colourful set of jigsaw puzzles depicting scenes from the life of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), 2 of the puzzles and the sample plate with address «Ulysse Paris» engraved in the image. Each puzzle has 20 pieces. The first depicts Napoleon Bonaparte calmly sleeping in a chair after having given orders to his generals on the eve of the battle of Austerlitz (1 Dec. 1805). The second shows a still fresh Napoleon addressing an exhausted soldier, a scene from the terrible battle at Lodi, Italy, 10 May 1796, between French forces under Napoleon Bonaparte and the Austrian rear guard led by Johann Beaulieu. The third shows Napoleon as merciful Emperor, receiving the thankful wife and children of a Prussian lord accused of conspiracy, but whom he nonetheless pardoned.The puzzle matching the scene mounted on the top of the box is not included; a few pieces cracked at thin spots; box slightly defective with traces of use and browned. A good set.
      [Bookseller: Antiquariaat FORUM BV]
Last Found On: 2017-06-22           Check availability:      Biblio    

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