Lot 171 of 541:
Napoleon invades Russia  

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Title:
Narrative of the Campaign in Russia During the Year 1812... to which is added A Narrative of the Events Which Followed Buonaparte's Campaign in Russia to the Period of Dethronement, by William Dunlap

Author:
Porter, Robert Ker

Place:
Hartford, CT

Publisher:
Published by Andrus and Starr

Date:
1815

Description:

400 pp. With stipple-engraved frontispiece portrait of Prince Koutousoff; 2 folding copper-engraved maps. (8vo) 21.4x12.5 cm (8½x5"), period calf, rebacked with modern calf, most of original spine strip laid on.

Sir Robert Ker Porter was appointed "historical painter" by the Tsar of Russia and was married to a Russian princess. When Napoleon invaded Russia he Porter accompanied the Tsar's headquarters and wrote of his experiences in this book. The two maps detail Napoleon's advance across Russia to Moscow, and his subsequent retreat.
 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Darkening and some foxing to contents, bookplte, about very good.


 
Item number:
273405
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