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The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French

With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution

By the author of "Waverley," &c (Sir Walter Scott)

1827 - Edinburgh - Printed by Ballantyne and Co. for Cadell and Co. and London - Longmans, Rees, Brown, & Green

8" by 8", [4] v [v-vi], iv, 348; [4] v, 399; [4] v, 350; [4] viii, 381; [4] viii, 415; [4] vi, 381; [4] xi, 623; [4] viii, 518; [4] iv, 338pp clxxxvii [collated, complete]

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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A scarce complete set of The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French with a Preliminary View of the French Revolution by Sir Walter Scott.

Second edition.

In nine volumes complete.

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time. He kept up his prodigious output of fiction, as well as producing a biography of Napoleon Bonaparte, until 1831. Scott visited France in 1826 to collect material for this biography, including interviewed Napoleon's colleagues, which was first published in nine volumes in 1827.

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 - 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe.

As Napoleon I, he was Emperor of the French from 1804 to 1815. His legal reform, the Napoleonic Code, has been a major influence on many civil law jurisdictions worldwide, but he is best remembered for his role in the wars led against France by a series of coalitions, the so-called Napoleonic Wars. He established hegemony over most of continental Europe and sought to spread the ideals of the French Revolution, while consolidating an imperial monarchy which restored aspects of the deposed Ancien Rgime. Due to his success in these wars, often against numerically superior enemies, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest military commanders of all time, and his campaigns are studied at military academies worldwide.

With bookseller's label to front pastedown to first volume.

CONDITION

In publisher's original binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally sound but with wear and some loss to extremities and marks to boards. Six joints starting, two cracked, three held by cords only, one board detached, four almost detached, one absent. Internally, generally firmly bound although slightly strained in places. Bright but with occasional scattered foxing, heavier to endpapers, handling marks and occasional tidemarks. With evidence of past worming, in particular to rear of volume eight slightly affecting text to rear pages.

Overall: GOOD ONLY


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