New York; (1883): Harper and Brothers. Small Quarto. Item #022524
A new edition in four volumes, each volume unopened. Portrait frontispieces, half-titles, profusely illustrated and maps. Volume I: [xiv,304pp.. Volume II: - 611pp. Volume III: [x], -336pp., and Volume IV: 666pp. The author has said though many books have been written about Napoleon, they were written by his enemies. This narrative is from the pen of one who reveres and loves the emperor. The writer admires Napoleon because he abhorred war, and did every thing in his power to avert that dire calamity; he merited the sovereignty to which the suffrages of a grateful nation elevated him, and Because he had a high sense of honor, revered religion, respected the rights of conscience, and nobly advocated equality of privileges and the universal brotherhood of man. A beautiful set bound by the Cottage Bindery of Bath in full black morocco centrally stamped with an eagle and crown, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, top edges gilt. A fine, fresh, flawless set without.