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Large hardback, 12 x 9.5 inches. In full polished black morocco leather with gilt lettering to spine, with extensive gilt decorations and decorative paneling to spine and boards. Monogrammed vignettes to centers of boards. Gilt inner dentelles, silk endpapers with reinforced hinges. Marbled endpapers, all page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some minor light rubbing to edges and corners. Small bump to top edge of front board nr spine. Some minor rubbing to boards. Monograms to boards “G.D.?” Odd pen scribble/deletion to front endpaper with small numbered tag. Some mild foxing spots around plates and adjacent pages, foxing mostly to tissue guards. Else overall pages very clean and tight. A stunning copy. 364pp. Illustrated with 46 full-page engravings (34 + 2 frontis plates.) All guarded. Chambure was a valiant soldier in Napoleon’s Army, fought and wounded in the Spanish Campaigns, and captured by the Russians during the Siege of Danzig. After the defeat of Napoleon he was court marshalled and sentanced to death for crimes against two English officers, but received a reprieve during the amnesty of 1816 and spent the follwing years until 1850 in exile in the French countryside, where he commissioned the exceptional engravings for this book celebrating his hero and the artistry of French engraving.
Title: Napoléon et Ses Contemporains Suite de Gravures Représentant des Traits D' Héroïsme, De Clémence, De Générosité, De Popularité, avec Texte, Publiée par Auguste de Chambure. (Napoleon and his Contemporaries. Collection of Engravings Representing Traits of Heroism, Clemency, Generosity, Popularity, with Text, Published by Auguste de Chambure.)
Publisher: Paris, Bossange Père, Frères, 1824:
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Keywords: Military Subjects::Napoleon CHAMBURE, Auguste de: Napoléon et Ses Contemporains, Suite de Gravures, Napoleon and his Contemporaries, Collection of Engravings Representing Traits of Heroism, Clemency, Generosity, Popularity, Bossange Père, Frères, 1824, leather, fine binding, illustrated, engraved plates,