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The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French. With a Preliminary View of the French Revolution. In three volumes.

Scott, Sir Walter

  • Publication details - Philadelphia: Carey, Lea and Carey
  • Date - 1827

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Description:

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, 3 vols., 8vo, pp. iv, [ix]-516; 399, [1]; 368, lxix, [3] + frontispiece portrait in vol. 1. Slightly later half calf, marbled boards, spines divided by raised bands, red morocco labels, other compartments patterned in blind. Lightly browned and spotted, frontispiece foxed. Spines rubbed. Bequest bookplate to front pastedowns.


Notes:

The Philadelphia publisher Carey, Lea and Carey had contracted with Scott to obtain early proof sheets of the work, and serialised extensive extracts in their 'American Quarterly Review' beginning in March, shortly before issuing at least the first two volumes of this set (the whole work was delayed until August). The New York edition was printed from these same plates.


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