Breton de La Martinière / Charles Langlois - Histoire de la destruction de Moscou en 1812 & Panorama de l'Incendie de Moscou - 1822

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Breton de La Martinière / Charles Langlois - Histoire de la destruction de Moscou en 1812 & Panorama de l'Incendie de Moscou - 1822
Geschichte, Militärgeschichte, Reisen - Anzahl: 1 - Buch

First edition of the frontispiece illustrated translation of a fold-out view of Moscow taken from the Kremlin; lithograph after Langlumé.

The translation is by the ardent royalist, Jean-Baptiste Joseph Breton de La Martinière. The tone is, as logic dictates, anti-Napoleonic.

The work was published shortly after the work of Rostopshin (general in chief and commander-in-chief in Moscow in 1812), in which he tries to evade his responsibility for the fire, by a direct witness who waited a few years because of war and rest but who "had to break the silence while the eyewitnesses are still alive".

Bound with:
1. Charles Langlois." Notice sur le Panorama de l'Incendie de Moscou". [ Paris] Imp. Crapelet. ca 1820 8 pp
2. Charles Frédéric Alfred Fayot. Conjuration of Macijowike: a work translated from English Paris : Simonet, 1822. with mention of: Revised and increased edition. 44 pp


[Jean Baptiste Joseph Breton de La Martinière;] ‎
Histoire de la destruction de Moscou en 1812, et des évènemens qui ont précédé, accompagné et suivi ce désastre.
Paris, Ponthieu, 1822, in-8°, 3 unencrypted sheets, 236 pages (from page 160 there is a pagination error, it goes from page 160 to page 141 when it should be printed 161; at the end the last page is numbered 216 when it is actually page 236),

Period binding in half brown calfskin, decorated smooth spine.

Past leather with slight surface scratches. Inside in very good overall condition. Some slight foxing in the margin of the frontispiece.

Los-Details
Objekt
Buch
Anzahl der Bücher
1
Thema
Geschichte, Militärgeschichte, Reisen
Autor/ Illustrator
Breton de La Martinière / Charles Langlois
Buchtitel
Histoire de la destruction de Moscou en 1812 & Panorama de l'Incendie de Moscou
Zustand
Gebraucht
Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
1822
Ausgabe
Erstauflage
Sprache
Französisch
Originalsprache
Ja
Bindung
Leder
Anzahl der Seiten
236
Abmessungen
20.5×13 cm
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