Life of Napoleon 1832 Exeter NH rare set 2 vols leather books w/ engraved portraitBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[European History, French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte, Decorative Leather Binding set].
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The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French. With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution, by Sir Walter Scott.
Published 1832, Exeter by J. & B. Williams.
2 volumes, each c. 400 pages. Engraved frontis portrait, dated 1827.
Period leather bindings, smooth spines gilt ruled with compartments decorated, title in gilt, cover single gilt rule outline.
Books remains clean, tight, and sound, light scuffing and rubbing but leather is supple, gilt with fine age patina. Lovely two volume set that retains a wonderful shelf appearance. Moderate to heavy scattered age foxing throughout the set, but still tight and sound.
Books measure: 8 1/2" H X 5 1/8" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 3 1/8".