[NAPOLEON]. FAUVELET DE BOURRIENNE, Louis Antoine (1769-1834). Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte. By M. de Bourrienne, his Private Secretary. London: Richard Bentley, 1836.
4 volumes in 8, 8vo. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED by the addition of over 300 steel-engraved and woodcut plates (some with hand-coloring) and 12 folding maps (several with hand-coloring). Late-19th-century crimson levant, sides with central gilt arms, spines in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands gilt-lettered in two, the rest with central bee, crown, Napoleonic initial or legion of honor tools within a laurel wreath, edges gilt, stamp-signed by Riviere and Son. Later edition, an EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED COPY of the expanded 1836 edition which, according to the publisher, should be viewed “as a new book [rather] than as a reprint, [enriched with] many portraits and other embellishments that exist in no other edition of Bourrienne” (Editor’s preface).
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