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THREE CLASSIC NAPOLEONIC SOURCES: HAZLITT, BOURRIENNE AND JUNOT

HAZLITT, William. Life of Napoleon. London, circa 1905. Together, seventeen volumes.

Limited “Imperial Edition de Luxe,” number 398 of 1000 sets, with hand-colored frontispiece engravings and numerous copperplate engraved portraits throughout. $6000.

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A VOYAGE UP THE MEDITERRANEAN, WITH 42 HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS

(MEDITERRANEAN) (MIDEAST) (NAPOLEONIC WARS) WILLYAMS, Cooper. A Voyage up the Mediterranean. London, 1802.

First edition of this "intelligent and useful" narrative of the Mideast, quarto issue, "a finely produced book" with engraved dedication page and 42 splendid finely hand-colored aquatint plates, including a double-page folding map of the Mediterranean with insets and a full-page "Plan of the Battle of the Nile," along with wonderful views of Alexandria, Gibraltar, the Rock of Scylla, Venice and more, attractively bound. $4500.

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“FRENCHMEN! I AM STILL YOUR EMPEROR”

(NAPOLEON) CLARKE, Hewson. History of the War. London, 1816. Three volumes bound in two.

First edition of this illustrated history of the Napoleonic campaigns that swept across empires from 1792-1816, featuring 40 engraved plates, along with a full-page hand-colored map and large engraved folding plate of the “Battle of Waterloo,” richly bound in contemporary tree calf gilt. $3000.

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"WE ARE AT WAR… WAGED NOT IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS, BUT IN THE MAINTENANCE OF OUR OWN" (JAMES MADISON)

(MADISON, James) (U.S. CONGRESS). Message from the President, November 4, 1812 [including] Documents. Washington, 1812.

First edition, issued by official House printers, of Madison's powerful November 4, 1812 State of the Union Message to Congress on the War of 1812—"a watershed for the new nation… [with] a coming of age quality that has led many to call it a second war of independence"—containing extensive diplomatic correspondence between then-Secretary of State Monroe, along with an 1811 letter from Napoleon, a handsome uncut wide-margined copy, with original wrappers bound in. $2000.

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PUBLISHER’S PROSPECTUS FOR THE 1820 SECOND EDITION OF THE MAGNIFICENT NAPOLEON-COMMISSIONED DESCRIPTION DE LÉGYPTE, WITH SUBSCRIBER’S SIGNATURE

(ANCIENT EGYPT) (NAPOLEON) COMMISSION DES SCIENCES ET ARTS D’EGYPTE. Description de l'Egypte [Prospectus for the Second Edition]. Paris, 1820.

Scarce original publisher’s prospectus for the 1820 second edition of the first comprehensive illustrated survey of ancient and modern Egypt, dated by hand 29 Avril 1820 and signed by the subscriber. $850.

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