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The second volume of a two volume history book entitled "The Life and Campaigns of Napoleon Buonaparte" by E. Gifford. Bound in card with red binding and gold lettering on the spine. Comprised of 541 pages with a supplementary index and appendices. Illustrated with portraits, maps and a selection of scenes from the life of Napoleon.
1. A folded map of France.
With a further title page to the second volume detailing its contents with author's name "Vol. II" and the publisher's details at the foot of the page.
2. Plate entitled "Massacre in the Streets of Paris."
3. Plate entitled "Meeting of the Allied Sovereigns at Leipsig." (Leipzig.)
4. Folded map of Russia in Europe.
5. Portrait of Count Platoff with a scene of "A charge of the Cossacks" below.
6. Plate of "The situation of Buonaparte during the battle of Leipsig." (Leipzig.)
7. Portrait of Prince Kutusoff with a scene of the "Destruction of the French Rear Guard." below.
8. Plate of "The Siege of Acre."
9. Plate of "Napoleon Buonaparte Landing at Elba."
Wood engraving and stipple(?) on a letterpress book bound in card.
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Height: 213 millimetres (approx. page height)
Height: 211 millimetres (approx.height (maps))
Width: 130 millimetres (approx. page width)
Width: 257 millimetres (approx. width (maps))
- Curator's comments
- Volume 2 of 2.
According to A.M. Cohn: "Some of the Plates are after Cruikshank and I.R. Cruikshank."
These plates are in Volume I and identified in Reid's catalogue and by the inscriptions below the plates.
The prints were originally issued in weekly parts in paper printed wrappers. (See Cohn) The date of 1813 given in Cohn's catalogue may refer to these weekly installments. 1813 pre-dates a number of the events depicted in the book and several of the illustrations are dated 1814 in this edition.
Those portrait illustrations, maps and plates not attributed to George and Isaac Robert Cruikshank are unsigned. The format of the portraits plates echoes that of the “Tableaux historiques de la Révolution française” 1791-1817 which combined a portrait by François Gabriel Lechavez and a related illustration below by Jean Duplessi-Bertaux.
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