WITH A MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT ENDORSED BY NAPOLEON: THREE CLASSIC NAPOLEONIC SOURCES: HAZLITT, BOURRIENNE AND JUNOT, ONE OF ONLY TEN SETS
(NAPOLEON) HAZLITT, William. Life of Napoleon. London and New York, 1902. Thirty-two volumes.
Limited "Imperial Edition," number 3 of only 10 numbered sets, this set with an interesting manuscript document proposing that the Legion of Honor-winning General Philippe Ménard be relieved of his command—boldly endorsed by Napoleon with his characteristic "Nap" signature—bound into Volume 3, and with an autograph letter signed by one of Napoleon's most loyal generals, Marshal de Grouchy, tipped into Volume 9. Illustrated with hand-colored frontispiece engravings and numerous photo-engraved portraits throughout, many in double-suite, and a number hand-colored. Handsomely bound in 32 volumes by Schleuning and Adams. $23,000.