Napoleon Bonaparte Memoirs 1836 de Bourrienne 4 vol. leather set 20 engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, European History, Napoleon Bonaparte, French Revolution).
Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, by M. de Bourrienne.
Published 1836, London by Richard Bentley.
4 volumes, each c. 400 pages. Text in English. With 20 engraved plates and a folding plan. Stamped bindings by Morrell.
Period 1/2 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt pictorial compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, marbled covers and end papers.
Set is 185 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Front joint of vol. 1 is completely cracked, cover is now held by binding cords and is slightly loosened (still attached).
Bindings gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, 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 fine early 19th century illustrated set survives.
Book Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 5 5/8" W.