Jacques Marquet, Baron de Norvins - Histoire de Napoléon [offered copy by the Emperor] - 1862

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Jacques Marquet, Baron de Norvins - Histoire de Napoléon [offered copy by the Emperor] - 1862
Biografie, Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Krijgsgeschiedenis, Militaria, Mooie band, Politiek - Aantal: 1 - Handgekleurde illustraties

A remarkable copy, whole leather bound with 'Empire" green morocco enhanced with gilt crowned eagle on the back, gilt frame on the covers, gilt inner lace and gilt edges. This special copy has been given by the French Emperor Napoleon III as the gilt iron stamp, with the arms of the Empire added on the font cover, testified it by the mention : 'Donné par l'Empereur (given by the Emperor)'.

This work is a major biography of Napoleon profusely illustrated with numerous engravings in text, a large hand coloured fold-out map and many plates by Auguste Raffet (1804-1860), a French illustrator and lithographer, student of Nicolas Toussaint Charlet, and retrospective painter of the Empire.

Good overall condition, cover is slightly rubbed (see picture), corners are worn, dust marks on moiré endpapers, a tear on a fly leaf, few foxing, a glued bookmark in top margin of page 55, some rare marginal marks, paper lacking in marge of page 253, a tear without loss on the large fold-out map at the end, other minor defects.

Jacques Marquet, baron de Montbreton de Norvins (1769-1854) was Councillor at the Chatelet when the French Revolution broke out. He emigrated and was arrested as soon he came back to Paris. The 18 Brumaire coup d'Etat released him and since then he became Bonapartist. General Leclerc's private secretary in Saint-Domingo, he occupied the same duties with the State Council of Westphalia. Chargé d'affaires in Bade, he was also Chief of the Police for the Roman States (1810-1814) before devoting himself to historical works from 1815 on : Choix de la correspondance inédite de l'Empereur (1825), Histoire de Napoléon (1827-1828), etc. His Histoire de Napoléon is well-documented and estimated.

Kavelgegevens
Object
Boek
Aantal boeken
1
Onderwerp
Biografie, Geïllustreerd, Geschiedenis, Krijgsgeschiedenis, Militaria, Mooie band, Politiek
Auteur/ Illustrator
Jacques Marquet, Baron de Norvins
Boektitel
Histoire de Napoléon [offered copy by the Emperor]
Staat
Goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
1862
Druk
Geïllustreerde druk
Taal
Frans
Oorspronkelijke taal
Ja
Uitgever
Furne
Band
Halfleer
Extra's
Handgekleurde illustraties
Aantal pagina‘s.
648
Afmetingen
26,5×16,5 cm
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