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NAPOLEON RESPONDS TO THE REQUEST OF AN OLD SOLDIER: BOLDLY SIGNED 1798 DOCUMENT, HANDSOMELY FRAMED ALONG WITH AN AUTOGRAPH REQUEST SIGNED BY JOSEPHINE

(NAPOLEON). Document signed. Bastier, August 8, 1798.

Manuscript document boldly endorsed "Bonaparte," authorizing the extension of a veteran's salary until his pension begins, splendidly matted and framed together with an autograph letter signed by Josephine and hand-colored engraved portraits of Napoleon and Josephine. $17,500.

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WITH AN 1803 LETTER SIGNED BY NAPOLEON

(NAPOLEON) BUSSEY, George Moir. History of Napoleon. London, 1840. Two volumes extended to four.

First edition of Bussey’s excellent biography of Napoleon, with frontispiece and numerous in-text wood-engraved illustrations by Horace Vernet—this copy richly extra-illustrated, expanded from two to four volumes with the insertion of 187 fine engravings, many on india paper, and with a manuscript letter signed in receipt by Napoleon bound into Volume I. Handsomely bound in morocco-gilt by William Hill of Chicago. $16,000.

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DOCUMENT NAMING A CHEVALIER OF THE FRENCH EMPIRE, WITH ILLUMINATED COAT OF ARMS, BOLDLY SIGNED BY NAPOLEON

NAPOLEON. Document signed. Paris, February 14, 1810.

Large and striking manuscript document on vellum, a patent of arms conferring the order of Chevalier of the Legion d'Honneur on Alexandre-Joseph-Hippolyte De Lachau, boasting fine calligraphic detail, an illuminated coat of arms, and Napoleon's bold signature ("Napoleon"). $9000.

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WITH SPLENDID HAND-COLORED PLATES BY CRUIKSHANK

IRELAND, William H. Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. London, 1828. Four volumes.

First edition, second issue of the first illustrated life of Napoleon printed in England, with 27 folding engravings and aquatint plates (24 fully hand-colored) by George Cruikshank, beautifully bound by Root & Son. $8500.

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EDWARD ORME’S DRAMATIC COLLECTION OF 40 SUPERB HAND-COLORED AQUATINTS ILLUSTRATING EVENTS OF THE NAPOLEONIC WARS

(NAPOLEON) ORME, Edward, editor. Historic, Military and Naval Anecdotes of Personal Valor. London, circa 1835.

First edition, second issue, of this vivid visual documentation of notable British victories, with 40 beautifully hand-colored aquatints, including extraordinary views of the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon’s Russian campaign and the Battle of Trafalgar. Attractively bound. $7800.

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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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SLOANE’S ILLUSTRATED LIFE OF NAPOLEON, HANDSOMELY BOUND

SLOANE, William Milligan. Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. New York, 1906. Four volumes.

Early edition of Sloane’s monumental account of Napoleon’s personal and military life, with over 300 illustrations, portraits and maps, many in color. $3000.

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“AH! BOURRIENNE, YOU ALSO WILL BE IMMORTAL!”

(NAPOLEON) DE BOURRIENNE, M. Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte. London, 1836. Four volumes.

Expanded edition of de Bourrienne’s classic biography of Napoleon, with 27 plates, a facsimile of Napoleon’s abdication, and a folding map depicting the Battle of the Nile, handsomely bound by Root with Napoleonic emblems. $2200.

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“FRENCHMEN! I AM STILL YOUR EMPEROR”

(NAPOLEON) CLARKE, Hewson. History of the War. London, 1817.

First edition of this illustrated history of the final years of the Napoleonic wars, from the establishment of Louis XVIII on the throne of France through Waterloo, with hand-colored map of the Battle of Waterloo and 16 engraved views and portraits, in handsome morocco-gilt. $1250.

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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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