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Reid 4816. "The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" edited by WH Ireland published in four illustrated volumes.
Vol 2. Bound in card with a leather effect. The title and volume numbers lettered on the spine in gold. With folded, handcoloured, engraved illustrations. The publisher's line and original publication date are printed at the foot of each illustration.
1. Reid 1193, "Napoleon When First Consul , & Madame Josephine. (His First Wife). In the Garden at Malmaison." Lettered below the image: "Drawn and engraved by Mr George Cruikshank from the Original Portraits executed by Isabey, Miniature Painter to Napoleon." With the original publication date and publisher's details at the foot of the page: "Published Nov 26, 1824 by John Fairburn, Ludgate Hill."
2.Title-page: "The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte by W.H. Ireland Esq. Member of the Atheneum of Sciences and Arts at Paris. In Four Volumes, Volume II." in an ornate script.
With a wood engraved coat of arms including the Napoleonic eagle, a rampant lion (crowned), beneath a crown and draped in an ermine robe. Lettered beneath in small text: "J&J Neele fc 352 Strand." and in a larger script: "Maria Louisa, Empress of France." With the publisher's address at the foot of the page: "London, Printed for John Cumberland, 19 Ludgate Hill, 1828."
3. Reid 1194. "Napoleon Defeating the Turkish Pacha, at the Battle of Aboukir." "Engraved by Mr George Cruikshank from the original design of M. Denon executed at Paris by Duplessi-Bertaux." Published September 22 1824.
4. Reid 1195. "The Attack and Capture of Naples, by the French, after a Most Obstinate Resistance." "Engraved by Mr. George Cruikshank from the original design of C. Vernet, executed at Paris By L. Duplessi-Bertaux." Publication date cropped from the bottom of the sheet.
5. Reid 1196. "Napoleon and his Army, Effecting the Wonderful Passage of the Alps, at Mount St. Bernard.""Engraved by Mr. George Cruikshank from the original design of C. Vernet, executed at Paris By L. Duplessi-Bertaux." Publication date cropped from the bottom of the sheet.
6. Reid 1197. "Napoleon's Decisive Victory over the Austrians, at the Battle of Marengo." "Engraved by Mr. George Cruikshank from the original design of C. Vernet, executed at Paris By L. Duplessi-Bertaux." Published August 14th 1824.
7. Reid 1198. "Napoleon Receiving the Sword of General Mack, On the Capitulation of Ulm." Engraved by Mr. George Cruikshank from the Original Design of Swebach, Published at Paris." Published December 1824.
8. Reid 1199. "Napoleon's Bivouac on the Night Preceding the Memorable Battle of Austerlitz." Engraved by Mr George Cruikshank from the original French Print. Published at Paris." Published May 1 1824.
9. Reid 1200. "Napoleon Receiving from General Rapp the Austrian Standard, Surrendered at Austerlitz." "Engraved by Mr. George Cruikshank from the original French Print, taken from the celebrated Painting of Girard." (Gerard) Published July 1 1824.
Lettered at the end of the text: "End of the Second Volume."
"Marchant, Printer, Ingham-Court, Fenchurch Street."
Hand coloured engraved illustrations to a letterpress book with a wood engraved vignette on the title page.
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Height: 211 millimetres (approx. page height (book))
Height: 211 millimetres (approx. page height (sheet))
Width: 125 millimetres (approx. page width (book))
Width: 270 millimetres (approx. page width (sheet))
- Curator's comments
- Volume 2 of a series of 4 volumes.
AM Cohn, "George Cruikshank: A Catalogue Raisonné" (435). The illustrations are engraved by George Cruikshank after the work of French artists including Carle Vernet and Vivant Denon "executed" (engraved) at Paris by Duplesis-Berteaux. Originally published in 64 parts, sixteen to a volume, containing 27 plates.
GW Reid "A Descriptive catalogue of the Work of George Cruikshank." (4816): Printed and published by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill. 1823-8. This work appeared periodically in parts during the above mentioned years. 8vo [1823-8]. Second edition. Published by John Cumberland, Ludgate Hill. Third edition. Published by John Cumberland, 2, Cumberland Terrace, Camden Town [1823-8]. A later edition about 1838, published by Berger, Holywell Street and sold in threepenny numbers, the plates being uncoloured."
See Cohn's catalogue for a detailed list of editions.
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- Associated Event: The Napoleonic Wars
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