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    The Golden Cockerel Limited Edition of Napoleon's Memoirs

    [Napoleon Bonaparte]. Napoleon's Memoirs... Edited by Somerset de Chair. London: The Golden Cockerel Press (Chiswick Press), 1945. Limited private-press edition, number 46 of only 50 copies in this exceptional Sangorski & Sutcliffe binding (of a total edition of 500), With portrait frontispieces, title page vignette by John Buckland Wright and signed by the editor, Somerset de Chair. Two folio volumes. Original full green and maroon crushed morocco, raised bands, covers and spines elegantly gilt-decorated with Napoleon's bee motif, cartographic endpapers, top edges gilt, uncut. Housed in custom slipcase. Mild wear to the binding. A fabulous copy in fine condition. From a private collection from New Orleans.

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    Member of Parliament and officer in the Royal Horse Somerset brilliantly edited and organized Napoleon's notebooks. of its grossest irrelevancies and chronologically reassembled, weepthe reader in a hedgehopping rush from author Napoleon's in Corsica triumph at , make a 15-year leap to his return from Elba and his downfall at Waterloo" e). edition was published by the Golden Cockerel Press, which, under Robert , of finest presses in great a skilled workforce an unmistakable style" (Sebastian Sandford the Press printing closed down its books were cast off trade printers. For this edition engaged under supervision of F.J. Famous for its revival of fine printing in England in 1844 it brought back into use, the Chiswick Press was noted for its popularly priced clasicsand for having published William 'early .Despite operating the confines of a commercial the the , The binders of this edition & one of the great binderies as creative and artistic ." Golden

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