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

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$300
$500 - $800

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

[Bowyer, Robert]


R. Bowyer



[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

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:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.