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Cassell's History of the War Between France and Germany, 1870 - 1871

By Edmund Ollier

c1873

Cassell and Company Limited : London

10.5" by 7"

xiv, 574pp

 

 

 

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The second volume of Cassell's history of the Franco-German war

Incomplete in one volume. Volume two only out of two volumes. The Franco-German War from 1870-1871 was a reverse of the Napoleonic wars from a generation earlier, when Napoleon easily took over German states. The war brought the fall of Napoleon III and his empire, and he died in exile two years after the war ended. Edited, and with preface by Edmund Ollier. Ollier was the son of Charles Ollier, a publisher and author who knew Percy Shelley, Charles Lamb, and Leigh Hunt, meaning that Edmund grew up in a literary world, growing up to become a journalist. He also helped to write 'Cassell's Illustrated History of the United States', and 'Cassell's Illustrated History of the Russo-Turkish War'. With over five-hundred illustrations throughout. Undated, dated using Copac.

CONDITION

In the original publisher's pictorial cloth binding. Externally, smart. Light bumping to the head and tail of the spine, and to the extremities. Fading to the spine. Minor rubbing and marking to the boards and spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean. Occasional scattered spotting, predominately to the first and last few pages, with the odd spot and handling mark.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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