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Napoleonic Wars rare books

 

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  1. first edition in English. 3 vols., 8vo, 3 frontispieces, handsomely bound by Riviere & Co in full polished calf gilt, spines in six compartments, red and green labels to second and third, others gilt framed and decorated with Napoleonic eagle, bees, and coronet, raised bands, Napoleon's gilt crest to covers, top edge gilt, others uncut, a fine set.

    £650
  2. 12mo., half-title, engraved frontispiece and title, 3 engraved plates, original printed boards with ornamental borders and royal coat-of-arms, lacking backstrip, gilt edges, with original printed slip-case replicating elements of the cover designs, some darkening and rubbing, but overall a very good example.

    £180
  3. Folio (42 x 34 cm). Decorated title page, IX, 41 plates with colour illustrations tipped in, each plate with a printed sheet of text. Publisher's cloth folder with decorative colour embossing on upper board; slightly spotted.

    £2,750
  4. First edition, first impression, signed by the author on title-page; publisher's boards, dust-jacket, unclipped and without fading, a fine copy.

    £400
  5. Folio (36.5 x 27 cm). Title, 608, [2], with 27 plates with tissue guards, 11 of which are in colour, 221 tipped-in illustrations; as issued with gaps in pagination between pp. 167-177, 298-306 and 447-458, small marginal tears to a few leaves. Contemporary beige cloth, gilt double-eagle crest and gilt lettering to upper cover, white moire endpapers; darkened, one hinge slightly starting.

    £7,000
  6. One part (of 2, but all published) in one volume 4to (27.3 x 19.5 cm). Title, xvi, 182, [18] pp. Near contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt rules to covers and spine; neatly rebacked to style.

    £1,750
 

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