The Confidential Correspondence of Napoleon Bonaparte with his Brother Joseph, sometime King of Spain. Selected and translated, with explanatory notes, from the ‘Mémoires Du Roi Joseph’ in 2 volumes, complete
By Napoleon I
Pp. 388, (8, ads) + steel engraved frontispiece of Napoleon Bonaparte; pp. vi, 372, (12, ads); + steel engraved frontispiece of Joseph Bonaparte. Publisher’s original purple cloth, lettered in gilt on the spines and ornately blind-stamped in circular patterned decorations on the front and rear covers, sm 8vo (7.75 x 5.25 inches). These two volumes contain a translation of all the Letters and Orders of Napoleon originally published in the memoirs of Joseph Bonaparte. No ownership marks and few signs of use. At the top of each title page, there is a former owner’s signature that is dated 1856, the same year the set was published.
|Publisher Place||New York|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Edition||First American edition|
|Number of Volumes||2|
|Condition Description||The spine cloth of both volumes have been sunned which makes the spine titles difficult to read, there is also marginal sunning to the borders of the boards, the text is bright and clean with no signs of use, there is offsetting from the frontispiece plates on to the title pages; aside from the summing to the spines, this is a tight and clean copy in very good condition.|