Lot 45 of 223:
Hand-colored scenes form Napoleon's Russian campaign  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
An Illustrated Record of Important Events in the Annals of Europe, during the Last Five Years

Author:
[Bowyer, Robert]

Place:
London

Publisher:
R. Bowyer

Date:
1817

Description:

[2], 32 pp. with unpaginated letterpress descriptions interleaved among 13 hand-colored plates (4 folding), one b&w plate facsimile of General Moreau's Letter to Madame Moreau with several facsimile autographs, full page map of the Retreat of the French Army from Moscow to Paris. (Folio), 47.6x33.2 cm (18¾x13"), three quarter red morocco with cloth-covered boards rebacked with original spine panel laid down, red morocco cover label lettered in gilt, spine lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Later edition.

Scenes from Napoleon's campaign and retreat from Russia. The First Edition had been published in 1814-5.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Small splits to joints at head of spine leaving spine panel lifting slightly, some rubbing and wear, a few drop stains to cloth, light sunning; leaves slightly toned, hints of foxing, a few dampstains in margins; Moscow plate with splits at head and foot of fold, Waterloo plate with some creasing; very good overall.


 
Item number:
309961
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