NAPOLEON AND HIS DETRACTORS.

(London: W. H. Allen & Co., 1888). 225 x 145 mm. (9 x 5 3/4"). viii, 403, [1] pp.Translated and edited with a biographical sketch and notes by Raphael Ledos de Beaufort. First Edition in English.

Contemporary blue half morocco, raised bands, spine in gilt-ruled compartments with alternating wreathed "N" or eagle centerpiece, top edge gilt. With two photogravures and facsimile of will as called for, and EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 48 PLATES, consisting of 43 black & white engravings and five color plates, four of these double-page. With a half-page typewritten description tipped in at front. ◆Spine darkened (with dulling to gilt), joints rather flaked, minor rubbing to extremities, a few plates slightly foxed, other trivial imperfections, but a solid, still very good copy.

This is a defense of the French emperor against his critics, written by Napoléon's nephew, pretender to the imperial throne, augmented with extra illustrations of persons and places discussed in the text.
(ST14798a)

Price: $250.00