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Reid 4816. "The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" edited by WH Ireland published in four illustrated volumes.
Vol 4. Bound in card with a leather effect. The title and volume numbers lettered on the spine in gold. With folded,engraved illustrations. The publisher's line and original publication date are printed at the foot of each illustration.
1. Reid 1207. "Napoleon Francis Charles Joseph, Duke of Reichstadt, Formerly King of Rome," "Drawn by Mr G. Cruikshank and Mr. R.G. Reeve." "Published January 1, 1828 by John Cumberland, 19 Ludgate Hill."
2. Title page lettered in an ornate script with "The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte by W.H. Ireland Esq, Member of the Atheneum of Sciences and Arts at Paris. In four Volumes. Vol IV."
A wood engraving of "The Star of the Legion of Honour." below. Lettered beneath the image: "J&J Neele fc 359 Strand." With the publisher's details at the foot of the page: "London, Published by John Cumberland, 19 Ludgate Hill. 1828."
3. Reid 1208. "Maria Louisa, Arch-Duchess of Austria, Empress of France." "Engraved by Mr. C. Taylor and Mr. G. Cruikshank from an original drawing by M. Prudhon and Aquatinted by Mr R.G. Reeve." Published Nov 1, 1827.
4. Reid 1209. "Portraits of Napoleon's Marshals and Generals, Plate 1." "Engraved from accurate likenessesexecuted at Paris by the most celebrated artists." Published March 17, 1827.
5. Reid 1210. "Napoleon's arrival at the Tuileries on his Return from Elba." Published September 15, 1827.
6. Reid 1211. " Napoleon Terminating his Military Career, at the Memorable Battle of Waterloo." "Engraved by Mr. G. Cruikshank from the original of L. Duplessi-Bertaux, executed at Paris." Published Oct 21, 1825.
1828 (Illustrations published 1825-1828.)
Engraved illustrations (with handcolouring and aquatint) 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: 270 millimetres (approx. page height (portrait illustrations))
Height: 211 millimetres (approx. page height (sheet))
Width: 125 millimetres (approx. page width (book))
Width: 211 millimetres (approx. page width (portrait illustrations))
Width: 270 millimetres (approx. page width (sheet))
- Curator's comments
- Volume 4 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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