1875 Fac-Similes of All the Different Signatures of the Emperor Napoleon I
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Leather Binding, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
Second edition, revised. Scarce edition. Twenty-nine facsimile examples of signatures used by Napoleon over the course of his life and reign. The facsimiles are arranged in chronological order from an example in 1785, when Napoleon wrote a letter to his father on his leaving the Military School of Paris, to the 11th of December 1816 in a letter to Count Las Cases, his companion in captivity, in a letter on his being ordered to leave the island of St. Helena. Previously held in the library of John Gretton, first Baron Gretton, a British businessman and Conservative politician.
Bound in full brown morocco with the original rear paper board bound in. Externally, smart with rubbing and light bumping to the extremities. The odd mark to the board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright with the odd handling mark. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown.
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