Colonial history, War history - Quantity: 25
|Object:||Book (More lots)|
|Number of Books:||25|
|Subject:||Colonial history, War history|
|Book Title:||Victoires, conquêtes, désastres, revers et guerres civiles des Français, de 1792 à 1815|
|Publication year oldest item:||1817|
|Publication year youngest item:||1821|
|Binding/ Material:||Half leather|
‘Par une Société de Gens de Lettres.’
‘Victoires, conquêtes, désastres, revers et guerres civiles des Français, de 1792 à 1815’. 25/29 volumes, volumes 10, 16, 28 and 29 are missing (150 Portraits of Marshals and Generals with a biography).
Between 250 and 450 pages per volume, 157 map plates (the map of the lines of Weissembourg are missing, page 178 of volume 2), 16 facsimiles at the end of the last book (Couronne poetique), indexes in each volume.
Hard covers, half brown leather binding, smooth spine with golden filets and fleurons, golden pallet golden tail, golden letters title and volume labels, yellow edges speckled in red.
21 x 13 cm.
In good condition, despite minor damages including: split joint on about 1à volumes between 1 and 5 cms, worn caps on 2 books, including one with small missing piece, 1 small hole in the centre of a spine, and a few rare water stains on 1 volume. Some covers are slightly dirty. A loose card and 2 cards inserted upside.
Nicely bound copy at the time. Original edition, complete of the ‘couronne poétique’ which is often misssing.
Remarkable book describing with precision all the battles of the revolutionary and Imperial wars, adorned with facsimiles of the writings Napoleon and the marshals of the Empire.
It is still one of the most complete stories of the wars of the Revolution and of the Empire. Written by characters who lived these events, such as Generals Vignole, Thiébault or Kellermann generals, it helped many memoir writers replacing their memories and many historians studying the period -The book is completed (volumes 25 and 26) with a copy of ‘Biographie militaire française’ covering the period from 1792 to 1815 (445 pages), followed by a very detailed geographic table of the battles, confrontations, sieges, etc., and a list of subscribers; and a ‘Couronne Poétique’ (unnumbered volume) or 'pièces de vers consacrés à célébrer les Victoires des Français' by 50 authors including Béranger, Chénier, Collin d’Harleville, Parny, Rouget de Lisle., also and above all containing facsimiles of the writings of the main characters.
Livre premier: ‘Première Coalition’, Volumes: I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII*. Livre Second. Seconde Coalition, Volumes: VIII *, IX, XI, XII, XIII, XIV. Livre Troisème. Troisième Coalition, Volume: XV . Livre Quatrième. Quatrième Coalition, Volume: XVII. Livre Cinquième. Guerre d'Espagne, Volumes: XVIII to XIX*. Livre Seixième. Guerre d'Allemagne, Volume: XIX. Livre Septième. Guerre d'Allemagne, Volumes: XX, XXI. Livre Huitième, Guerre de Russie, Volume: XXI. Livre neuvième. Cinquième Coalition. Guerre d'Allemagne, (sequel to Livre neuvième, Guerre d'Italie), Volume: XXII. Livre Dixième. Sixième Coallition, Volume: XXIII. Livre Dixieme. Septième Coalition. Camapgne des cent jours, Volume: XXIV. Appendices et Errata, Volume: XXV. Biographie Militaire Française. Tables du Temple de la Gloire, Volume: XXV, XXVI. Geographic table of battles, fights, cities under siege, etc., 1 unnumbered volume: ‘Couronne Poétique’.
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