Napoleonic rarity Adam 1840 Retour France Death Funeral of Napoleon 13 color printsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[France, Napoleon, Death of Napoleon, Funeral Ceremonies].
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Retour en France des Depouilles Mortelles de Napoleon, lithographed by Victor Adam.
Published 1840, Paris by M. Forres.
Contains 13 of the original 16 plates [although it is virtually unknown with all plates present[. An important and long recognized as rare Napoleonic item.
Period 1/2 leather binding, covers with gilt title and stamped designs to cloth. Monumental, folio size. Binding rubbed and worn, joints split, covers loose, but still noble and appealing in appearance.
With thirteen spectacular color lithographed images of the events surrounding the return of Napoleon's body from exile on the island of St. Helena.
All images remain clean, couple tiny spots, one with short closed edge tear (shown in video)
Book measures: 20 1/2" H X 15 1/4" W.