New edition, complete in 3 volumes, of one of the greatest classics of the memoirs of the Empire.
Decorative copy, well-made bindings, tight bindings, gilt topstains.
Includes a facsimile, without illustrations.
General Jean-Baptiste, Baron of Marbot owes his fame to this book published by his descendants. Written in a lively and often spirited style: having participated in the wars of the Empire and, under the July monarchy, in the siege of Antwerp (1832), as well as in various military operations in Algeria between 1835 and 1840,
Summary: Beginning with the origins of his family, the general tells the story of his life and of the events that he went through: the Revolution in his youth, his military career and his meeting with Bonaparte, the siege of Masséna, the passage of the Grand Saint-Bernard Pass, the Battle of Marengo, up to the rout of the Napoleonic army.
“These memoirs are among the most popular of the Imperial period[.]. Marbot’s testimony is much less fanciful than what the entire historical tradition has led us to believe. In particular, his physical presence in Marengo and Austerlitz seems indisputable." (Tulard).
Author: Marbot (Général baron de).
Title: Mémoires du général Baron de Marbot. [3 Volumes].
Place: Publisher, Date: Paris: E. Plon, Nourrit Et Cie, no date ( ca 1892) Marked 52nd edition. Octavo (21x14.5 cm) Volume 1: XII-390 pp. / Volume 2: 495 pp. / Volume 3: 446 pp. ; 3/3 Complet. Without the portraits normally found in frontispiece.
Binding: Contemporary maroquiné shagreen half bindings, spine with raised bands decorated with gilded lettering, gilt topstains.
Condition: Fresh and clean copies. Bindings: sunned spines, a small abrasion at the head of volume 2, remain decorative. Fresh and clean inside. The first signature on volume 1 is loose.
- Number of Books
- History, Militaria, War history
- Author/ Illustrator
- Jean-Baptiste, baron de Marbot
- Book Title
- Mémoires du général Baron de Marbot, Empire Napoleon Ier
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 21×14.5 cm