1850 Rare Book ~ History of NAPOLEON by Laurent de l'Ardeche, illustrated by Horace Vernet.
Author: M. Laurent de l'Ardeche.
Title: History of Napoleon; From The French Of M. Laurent De L'Ardeche, Member Of The Institute Of France etc. With Five Hundred Illustrations After Designs By Horace Vernet; And Twenty Original Portraits. Two Volume in One.
Publisher: New York, D. Appleton & Company, no date (circa 1850).
Language: Text in English.
Size : 9.5 " X 6 ".
Pages: vi-530, 294-48 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good beautiful gilt decorated full morocco leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good content (tight, and clean, some foxing and staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 500 in-text illustrations, the 20 portraits in color, and the 3 Appendix color illustrations. Collated complete and beautiful!
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 700)
The Book: Beautifully illustrated mid-18th-century edition in a wonderful contemporary binding of The History of NAPOLEON.
The Author: Paul-Mathieu Laurent, known as Laurent de l'Ardèche, born September 14, 1793, in Bourg-Saint-Andéol, died August 7, 1877, in Versailles, was a French lawyer, historian, journalist, politician, and librarian. On May 31, 1840, the government appointed him judge at the Privas court of the first instance. The same year, he published a History of Napoleon several times republished which undoubtedly, according to Pierre Broué, played an important role in the construction of the Napoleonic legend.
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