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SLOANE'S ILLUSTRATED LIFE OF NAPOLEON, SUMPTUOUSLY BOUND WITH A HAND-PAINTED COSWAY-STYLE PORTRAIT IN VOLUME I, LAVISHLY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH OVER 550 ENGRAVINGS—MANY HAND-COLORED—AND WITH A MANUSCRIPT DOCUMENT ENDORSED BY NAPOLEON BOUND IN

(NAPOLEON) SLOANE, William Milligan. Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. New York, 1896. Four volumes bound in eight.

First edition of Sloane's monumental account of Napoleon's personal and military life, issued with over 300 illustrations, portraits and maps, many in color. This splendidly bound and extra-illustrated set has been extended from four folio volumes to eight by the inclusion of 553 additional portraits, views, and battle scenes, many hand-colored and many folding, with a manuscript document from 1810 signed by Napoleon bound into Volume I. Beautifully bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full morocco-gilt, decorated with Napoleonic emblems, and with a large (5-3/8 by 3-3/4-inch) and fine hand-painted Cosway-style portrait of Napoleon on ivory, signed A. Guillon, inset into the morocco doublure of Volume I. $49,000.

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"FULL MANY A GEM OF PUREST RAY SERENE": ALDINE EDITION OF GRAY'S POETICAL WORKS, IN ELEGANT COSWAY-STYLE BINDING BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE

GRAY, Thomas. The Poetical Works. London, 1841.

Aldine edition Gray's poems, beautifully bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in an exquisite full morocco Cosway-style binding, inset on the front doublure with a wonderful watercolor portrait of Gray. $5500.

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"THREADED THROUGH WITH GLOWING IMAGES AND TENDER BEAUTY": ALDINE EDITION OF GOLDSMITH'S POETICAL WORKS, IN ELEGANT COSWAY-STYLE BINDING BY SANGORSKI & SUTCLIFFE

GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The Poetical Works. London, 1831.

Aldine edition Goldsmith's poems, beautifully bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in an exquisite full morocco Cosway-style binding, inset on the front doublure with a wonderful watercolor portrait of Goldsmith. $4500.

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