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Pamphlet entitled "The life and military career of Napoleon Bonaparte."
With an extensive text on the title-page which describes the contents of the book and the publisher's details at the foot of the page:
"London: Printed and sold by J. Bailey, 116 Chancery Lane and may be had of most Booksellers. Price One Shilling."
With a hand-coloured, wood engraved frontispiece illustration which represents Napoleon on horseback crossing the Alps with a column of soldiers and the standard of the Imperial eagle behind him. Lettered below the image:
"Bonaparte and his Army crossing the Alps."
Letterpress pamphlet with a hand-coloured, wood-engraved frontispiece illustration.
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Height: 182 millimetres (approx. page height pamphlet)
Width: 106 millimetres (approx. page width pamphlet)
- Curator's comments
- Number five of seven pamphlets acquired by the British Museum at different dates but bound together in a brown leather effect volume, lettered on the spine: "Tracts Illustrated by G. Cruikshank and others." 1805-1852. Bound together after 1875 (the date of the latest aquisition in the volume.)
Not catalogued by GW Reid but the registration notes state that the illustration is, a rare woodcut by G. Cruikshank.
AM Cohn (590) states: "Coloured frontispiece, "Bonaparte and His Armt Crossing the Alps." by G. Cruikshank, unsigned, but the Truman copy was signed in ink by the artist."
Acquired from Frederick William Pailthorpe a contemporary of Cruikshank.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The register states: "Purchased with next year's grant."
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