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GIFFORD, Edward
Memoirs of the life and campaigns of Napoleon Buonaparte, in France, Italy, Germany, Egypt, Syria, Spain, Poland, Portugal, and Russia. With a complete history of recent events, in Silesia, Prussia, Bohemia, and in the territories bordering on the Rhine, developing the causes and appreciating the consequences of these stupendous occurrences. Together with interesting descriptive and historical plates; and illustrated by professional and biographical anecdotes, of contemporary leading characters. By E. Gifford, Esq. Vol. I. (II.)
London: printed by and for J. and J. Cundee, [1814].
2 vols ; 21.1 cm. (8º)
I: 600 p., add. engr. t.-pl., engr. frontis. port., [1] fold. map, [5] pl. (2 ports.)
II: 541, [11] p., add. engr. t.-pl., [2] fold. maps, [7] pl. (4 ports.)

Issued in 48 numbers. Concludes with Napoleon's exile to Elba; the publication date of 1814 is suggested by the 'Conclusion' concerning his family connections: '... Lucien has lately arrived in Rome, where the public opinion and the favour of His Holiness the Pope, really seem to have raised him in his rank in society, notwithstanding the downfall of his brother.' On 18 August 1814 Lucien Bonaparte was made Prince of Canino by Pope Pius VII. The Register of Preservation Surrogates records two pages of advertisements for the Albion Press following the index at the end of vol. II, not present in the Soane copy or included in the above collation.

Copy Notes Acquired per John Williams at R.H. Evans's sale of John Nash's library, 15--20 July 1835 (q.v.), in lot 39 for 7s. with Copies of original letters from the army of General Bonaparte in Egypt, 1798 (q.v.), and Lewis Goldsmith, The secret history of the cabinet of Bonaparte, 1810 (q.v.). (Spiers Box, Purchases through personal friends; Curatorial Papers/Bailey/Outsize Box 16). Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper in vol. I Sir George Thomas, Dale Park [Sussex], and vol. II Sir George Thomas, Bart. Dale Park.

Binding C19th quarter tree calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-labels.

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