Philadelphia: E.L. Carey and A. Hart, 1834. First American Edition. Octavo. Item #022529
Two books bound as one, 216pp. and 222pp., (2)pp. publisher's catalog and a smaller (18)pp. publisher's catalog bound after first catalog at rear. Ney was considered one of the greatest generals produced by the French Revolution. He displayed diplomatic talents of a high order, under the guidance and instructions from Charles M. Tallyrand, minister for foreign affairs to the French Republic. Ney's retreat from Russia in 1813 was considered a masterpiece of strategy. He was the first to improve upon the old system of military tactics, and founded the system which was then followed by the French armies. Ney's death was by firing squad for his supposed treason. This work was put together under the direction and management of the Duke of Elchingen, Marshal Ney's second son. Bound in a modern 3/4 leather over marbled paper covered boards raised bands gilt, red morocco spine label gilt, renewed endpapers, title page to volume I has a nice repair to upper right corner, light scattered foxing throughout but more prominent to title pages. A good copy.