Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates
Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1837 Riviere leather 2 v. set w/ 9 hand color plates
$ 395.00

(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Napoleon, French Revolution).

Memoirs of the Public and Private Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, with Copious Historical Illustrations, and Original Anecdotes from the Ms. of Count Labedoyere, Interspersed with Extracts from M.V. Arnault, Counts Rapp, Montholon, Las Cases, Gourgaud, Segur, &c. Preceded by An Interesting Analysis of the French Revolution.
Published 1837, London by George Virtue.
2 volumes. 1,052 pages. Text in English. Hand colored frontis portrait in each volume protected by original tissue guard, total of nine (9) hand-colored engraved plates throughout.

Stamped bindings by Riviere & Son.

Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, marbled end papers.

Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.

Bindings age worn but still appealing, leather rubbed but still supple, volume 1 front cover detached, set remains overall attractive as an object.

Text block paper is toned, evidence to some plates in blank margins of old damp staining, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.

Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. 

Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this set survives.

Books Measure c. 8 1/4" H x 5" W.

[B4186].