(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.

Price: $250.00