1798-1800 Copies of the Original Letters From the Army of General Bonaparte in Egypt, Intercepted by the Fleet Under the Command of Admiral Lord Nelson
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Folding Maps, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding
Complete as three volumes bound in one.
Volume I, the seventh edition of the work, published in 1798. Illustrated with a folding map to the frontispiece. Collated, all plates are present. ESTC citation number N44493. Four pages of publisher's adverts to the rear.
Volume II, the third edition of the work, published in 1799. Illustrated with a folding plate to the frontispiece. Collated, all plates are present. ESTC citation number T102949. Four pages of publisher's adverts to the rear.
Volume III, the second edition of the work, published in 1800. Collated, complete. ESTC citation number T145272. Eight pages of publisher's adverts to the rear.
Volumes I and II are bound without half-titles. Half-title of Volume III is present.
A collection of letters written by soldiers in Napoleon Bonaparte's army during the French campaign in Egypt and Syria.
The letter's offer a touching and insightful look into Bonaparte's campaign, with details on the military exploits, as well as personal touches of the soldiers. However, the letters were intercepted by Nelson's fleet.
Bonaparte's campaign was intended to defend French trade interests, and to weaken Britain's access to India.
The campaign was ended by Sir Horatio Nelson, when the British fleet captured or destroyed all but two of the French vessels.
In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Front joint is a little cracked. Minimal crack to the spine. A little loss of paper to the rear board, and a little loss of leather to the head and tail of the spine. Minor bumping to the extremities. A couple of spots to the boards and spines. Small patches of rubbing to the boards. Front hinge is starting but firm. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and and clean with just a couple of light spots. Small puncture marks to the gutter. Prior owner's ink inscription to the head of the title page of Volume II, and to the half-title of Volume III.
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