Elaborately bound first edition in English of Emil Ludwig's biography of Napoleon Bonaparte; bound by Bayntun-Riviere
London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd, 1927.
Elaborately bound Cosway style first edition in English of Emil Ludwig’s biography of Napoleon Bonaparte. Octavo, bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full Cosway style scarlet morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, inset ivorene hand-painted portrait of Napoleon to the front panel, gilt fleuron corner-pieces withing double gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, all edged gilt, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, light blue watered silk endpapers, illustrated with engravings. In fine condition.
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