History Of Napoleon Bonaparte

Year 1883
Pages 1277
Binding Hardcover
Condition Near Fine
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Harper & Brothers, 1883. FIRST EDITION, thus. “New Edition” Four matching volumes. Excellent condition, matching green binding gold title to spines. Extremely clean throughout, perhaps never read, few pages still not separated from publisher! By John S.C.Abbott. A very favorable and heroic portrait of Napoleon, that emphasizes his achievements and portrays England as the primary aggressor in the Napoleonic Wars. This biography first appeared as a serial of 37 installments in Harper's Review. Abbott was a prolific popular historian who wrote more than 50 books, including works on Christopher Columbus and the Civil War. From a prominent Maine family, Abbott graduated from Bowdoin College in the same class (1825) with Longfellow and Hawthorne. He became a Congregational minister, but spent most of his life as a writer. More than 250 engravings from drawings by Carl Emil Doepler illustrate this work, which also includes 37 maps by Jacob Wells. The text, engravings and maps are printed on high quality heavy, smooth, cream stock. Uniformly bound in green, frontis portrait in each volume with tissue guard. Vol. I: Detailed Table of Contents and List of Illustrations and Maps for Volumes I and II; 304 pp. Vol. II: 305-611 pp. Vol. III: Detailed Table of Contents and List of Illustrations and Maps for Volumes III and IV; 336 pp. Vol. IV: 337-666 pp. 1277 pages. (304 + 307 + 336 + 330)