Chemnitz: Goedsche & Comp. 1840. First Edition. [HISTORY] [MILITARY] [GERMAN LANGUAGE]. English: Napoleon’s History from the Cradle to the Grave. For all people of German mind and German language in words and pictures.
First edition. 24mo (5 7/8” x 4 5/8”); 572pp; quarter bound brown calf with dark marbled boards, 4 raised bands on spine, gilt lettering; old hinge strengthening front and rear, ffep lacking; hand-colored engraved
frontispiece plus 23 additional plates; wear to boards with loss, light soiling and foxing throughout, small closed tear to title page with repair, one plate with corner loss; very good minus. Very good. Item #1448
The first of 3 volumes published by Carl Heyne encompassing the life of Napoleon Bonaparte. The hand-colored engravings include scenes of marches, battles, and portraits of Napoléon, Lafayette, Robespierre, Marat, Junot, Beauharnais, Masséna, and Kléber.