Item #2379 The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. W H. Ireland.
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte
The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

London: John Cumberland, 1828.

George Cruikshank. Leather Bound. H: 8 1/2", D: 5 1/2", W: 1 3/4" Very good / Very good. Item #2379

4 Volumes. W.H. Ireland, The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Bound in full red morocco with covers displaying hand-painted oval portrait miniatures of either Napoleon or Josephine (the Napoleon portraits are after the artists Gerard and René) in an insert surrounded by a gilt wreath crowned with the initial "N" in inlaid blue morocco, and triple gilt-ruled borders and leafy corner ornaments. Raised bands gilt with panels displaying gilt Napoleonic detailing and label lettering. All of the edges are gilt with gilt-tooled turn-ins and red silk endpapers. Bound and stamped by Bayntun. Lavishly illustrated throughout with 24 hand-colored and 3 uncolored engraved folding plates by George Cruikshank after Vernet and others. Published by John Cumberland in London, 1828. Each volume is housed in a red linen padded clamshell box. This is an exquisite set.

Price: $27,500.00