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    [Extra-Illustrated]. [Napoleon Bonaparte]. Baron Langon. Evenings with Prince Cambacérès. London: Colburn, 1837. First edition. Two volumes extended to four (215 extra plates). Near fine.


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    Two octavo volumes extended to four, due to the addition of 215 extra plates (mainly engravings). Bound by Riviere in near contemporary full red levant morocco, boards double-ruled in gilt, spines ruled, tooled, and lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, gilt board edges and turn-ins, all edges gilt. Some minor rubbing to bindings, some light intermittent foxing or toning to pages. Near fine.

    Jean Jacques Regis de Cambaceres (1753-1824) was a French revolutionary and Legislator. He served in several posts, most importantly as Second Consul to Napoleon from 1709 to 1804. He played an important role in creating the Code Napoleon and was Arch-Chancellor of the Empire and Duke of Parma (1808). In his varied posts he was in a unique position to record the events of this tumultuous era in Europe. His comments from inside the halls of power reflect his unique perspective.

    The 215 added plates provide a spectacular panorama of the major individuals, sites and events important to France during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods. As examples included are images of Voltaire, Talleyrand, Josephine and multiple engravings of Napoleon. The Chamber of Deputies and Assassination of Marat are also pictured. Each plate is placed adjacent to the page where the personage, place or event is discussed.



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