London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1945. Limited Edtion. Thick Quarto. Item #027577
Two volumes in one, limited to 500 copies. Volume I is #366; portrait frontispiece, 422pp. with a detailed map placed before Volume II, which is #466, 78pp and is devoted entirely to the Battle of Waterloo, the beautiful paper, type design and issues inherent in the work of the Golden Cockerel Press are present as well as a gathering of the memoirs of his staff which had been out of print for a century. Here Somerset de Chair has assembled them in proper order and edited them to race his career his military triumphs, and his return from Elba and Waterloo. Beautifully bound in 3/4 green morocco over orange cloth, marbled endpapers, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated with "bees" used as Napoleon's emblem to represent his status as Emperor, top edge gilt all others uncut.