[NAPOLEON]. IRELAND, William H. Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. London: John Cumberland, 1828.
4 volumes, 8vo. 27 engraved and aquatint folding plates (24 hand-colored, backed in linen). Late-19th-century plum morocco, sides with central crowned Eagle and bee tools, spines in 5 compartments with 4 raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, eagle, bee and Napoleonic N within a laurel wreath tools gilt, turn ins with bee tools in corners gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut by Root & Son with their stamp (spines slightly sunned). Provenance: David Z. Norton (1891-1928) Cleveland, Ohio banker and philanthropist (bookplates, gifted to); Western Reserve Historical Society (small “withdrawn” stamp on bookplates). FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM, originally published in parts. Tooley 278.
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