No. 1

1. ADDISON, Henry R. A Rough Sketch Of The Field Of Waterloo. 12mo. pp. 2 p.l., 179. folding partly coloured lithographed plan. folding table. modern half morocco by P.B.Sanford, gilt back, t.e.g., original printed wrs. bound in (bit rubbed, spine sunned, scattered foxing, short tears in map & table repaired -  no loss). Brussels: Published By The Belgian Company of Booksellers, Hauman And Co., 1839.                                                                                                                                                                     $900

    First Edition. Scarce. The folding table provides a list of 'The Staff of The Field Marshal Duke of Wellington at The Battle of Waterloo, June 18 1815'. The appendix consists of a list of regiments under Wellington's command, and an alphabetical list of the fallen and wounded. Henry R Addison was a cornet in the 2nd Dragoon Guards before being promoted to lieutenant in the space of a few years.

2. AN AMERICAN. The Campaigns Of Napoleon Buonaparte, Embracing The Events Of His Unexampled Military Career, From The Siege Of Toulon To The Battle Of Waterloo Also, The Period From His Abdication Of The Throne, To His Final Imprisonment And Death, On The Rock Of St. Helena. Previous To Which An Account Of The French Revolution. Compiled From Distinguished Authors. By An American. 12mo. pp. x, [11]-422, x. folding wood-engraved frontis. of the attack on Moscow & 3 full-page wood-engravings. original blind-stamped cloth (bit soiled, extremities frayed, frontis. wrinkled & with repaired tears – no loss, scattered foxing & browning). Boston: Charles Gaylord, 1835.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $125

    First Edition.

3. AN AMERICAN. Napoleon: His Army And His Generals; Their Unexampled Military Career. With A Sketch Of The French Revolution. By An American. 12mo. pp. x, [11]-422, x. 20 wood-engraved plates. modern quarter calf (some moderate foxing throughout). New York: Leavitt, Trow & Co., 1847.                                                        $150

    First Edition.

4. ANTOMMARCHI, F[rançois Carlo] [1780-1838]. Les Derniers Momens De Napoléon. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. viii, 494; 2 p.l., 295. with half-titles. original cloth (spines chipped & lower portion of Vol. I spine wanting, some spotting to endpapers & outer leaves). Paris & London: Henry Colburn, 1825.                                                          $225        
    Second Edition? - probably preceded by the more common Paris edition of the same year published by Barrois l'Aîné. Dr. Antommarchi replaced Dr. Barry Edward O'Meara as Napoleon's personal physician at Saint Helena in 1818 at the behest of Napoleon's mother and his uncle, Cardinal Fesch. His memoirs provide a detailed account of Napoleon's medical condition up until his death from stomach cancer on May 5, 1821.

5. BAINES, Edward [1774-1848]. History Of The Wars Of The French Revolution, From The Breaking Out Of The War In 1792, To The Restoration Of A General Peace In 1815, Comprehending The Civil History of Great Britain and France, During That Period. 2 Volumes in 1. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., 3, [1], 539; 2 p.l., 595. with half-titles. text in double columns. 33 steel & wood-engraved plates, incl. 15 portraits & 12 engraved maps & plans (4 folding, 2 double-page). several wood-engraved text illus. contemporary half morocco, later spine labels (rubbed, covers warped, some dampstaining to frontis., faint marginal dampstains through first 100 pages, occasional spotting). London: Printed For Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, And Brown; And James Harper, By Edward Baines, 1817.                                                                                                                  $650

    First Edition.

6. BEUGNOT, [Jacques Claude], Comte De [1761-1835]. Life And Adventures Of Count Beugnot, Minister of State under Napoleon I. Edited From The French By Charlotte M. Yonge… 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-x, 365; viii, 343. with half-title in Vol. I only. contemporary half roan (worn, 1 cover detached, other joints cracked, several library markings). London: Hurst And Blackett, 1871.                                                                                                                                                                                                   $200

    First Edition of the English Translation.

7. BOURRIENNE, Louis Antoine Fauvelet De [1769-1834]. Memoirs Of Napoleon Bonaparte By...His Private Secretary To Which Are Added An Account Of The Important Events Of The Hundred Days, Of Napoleon's Surrender To The English, And Of His Residence And Death At St. Helena, With Anecdotes And Illustrative Extracts From All The Most Authentic Sources Edited By R.W.Phipps...New and Revised Edition With Numerous Illustrations. 4 Volumes in 2. 8vo. pp. xli, 401; 1 p.l., [v]-xiv, 408; xiii, 397; 1 p.l., [v]-viii, 434. 2 folding calendars, 1 folding map & 34 plates (almost all portraits). text plans. modern quarter calf (cellotape repair to 1 leaf). New York: Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, [c1896].                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $300

8. BURGOYNE, Sir John [Fox] [1782-1871]. The Military Opinions Of General Sir John Fox Burgoyne, Bart., G.C.B. Collected And Edited By Captain The Honble. George Wrottesley.Part I. National Defences. II. The War In The Baltic And Crimea. III. Military Maxims, Etc. 8vo. pp. vii, 479. A nice copy in later half calf, gilt back. book label of William C.Stuart. London: Richard Bentley, 1859.                                                                                                                                                                                              $250

    First Edition. Sir John Fox Burgoyne, royal engineer, was the illegitimate son of General John Burgoyne [1722-1792]. He served in Malta, Sicily, and Egypt, 1800-07, with Sir John Moore's expedition, 1808-09, with Wellington throughout the Peninsular War, in the American campaign, 1814-15, and in the Crimean campaign, 1853-55. From 1845 to 1868 he was inspector-general of fortifications. Burgoyne became a general in 1855 and was created baronet in 1856.

9. BUSSEY, George Moir. History Of Napoleon. Illustrated By Horace Vernet. 2 Volumes. large 8vo. pp. lxxii, 576; vi, 634. wood-engraved frontis., title vignettes, ornaments, initials & numerous text illus. by Horace Vernet [1789-1863]. original gilt & blind-stamped cloth, gilt backs (extremities trifle frayed, hinges taped, spines faded, lacking front flyleaf). London: Joseph Thomas, 1840.                                                                                                                                                                                                              $175

    First Edition.

10. COCKBURN, Sir George [1772-1853]. Buonaparte's Voyage To St Helena; Comprising The Diary Of Rear Admiral Sir George Cockburn, During His Passage From England To St Helena, In 1815. 12mo. pp. xi, [1], [13]-123 + 8(ads). original cloth, printed paper spine label (joints cracked & frayed, internally fine). Boston: Lilly, Wait, Colman, And Holden, 1833.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $450 

    First Edition. Printed from the original manuscript in the handwriting of Cockburn's private secretary, which had come into the possession of J.S.Brookhouse of Salem, MA. The first UK edition of Cockburn's diary was not published until 1888. Rear-Admiral Cockburn was tasked with conveying Napoleon to Saint Helena on board the Northumberland in 1815. He remained for some months as governor of the island and Commander-in-Chief of the Cape of Good Hope Station.

11. COPIES Of The Original Letters And Despatches Of The Generals, Ministers, Grand Officers Of State, &c. At Paris, To The Emperor Napoleon, At Dresden; Intercepted By The Advanced Troops Of The Allies in The North Of Germany. 8vo. pp. xii, xxviii, 354, [2]ads. with half-title. folding table. 19th century cloth (soiled & spotted, spine ends bit frayed). London: Printed For John Murray, 1814.                                                                                                                                                                                              $200

    First Edition.

12. FEZENSAC, Raymond Aymery Philippe Joseph de Montesquieu, duc de [1784-1867]. A Journal Of The Russian Campaign Of 1812. Translated From The French. With An Introductory Notice Of Some Passages Connected With The Campaign, By Colonel W[illiam Thomas] Knollys, Scots Fusilier Guards. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., cxxi, [1 leaf], 189, [1], [2]ads. folding map. A fine copy in original blind-stamped cloth. London: Parker, Furnivall, And Parker, 1852.                                                                                $450

    First Edition of the English Translation. Fesensac took part in the Russian campaign and was named colonel of the 4th regiment of the line infantry after the battle of Moscow (this regiment formed part of corps of the army commanded by Marshal Ney). Fezensac commanded the regiment throughout the retreat, returning with only 20 officers and 200 soldiers.

No. 13

13. FORSYTH, William [1812-1899]; Sir Hudson Lowe [1769-1844]. History Of The Captivity Of Napoleon At St. Helena; From The Letters And Journals Of The Late Lieut.-Gen. Sir Hudson Lowe, And Official Documents Not Before Made Public. 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 495; iv, 490; vi, 529. engraved frontis. portrait. 2 wood-engraved frontis. folding engraved map of St. Helena (backed on linen). modern half calf (hairline crack in front joint of Vol. I). bookplate of Calvin Bullock. London: John Murray, 1853.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $750

    First Edition. Forsyth sought to prove that neither the British government nor Sir Hudson Lowe was at fault as regards the treatment of Napoleon at St. Helena.

14. [GUILLEMARD, Robert]. The Adventures Of A French Serjeant, During His Campaigns In Italy, Spain, Germany, Russia, &c. From 1805 To 1823. 12mo. pp. xvi, 345. contemporary half calf (spine worn & dry, joints cracked, light foxing to title & endleaves). armorial bookplate of Evelyn J.Shirley. London: Henry Colburn, 1826.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $650

    First Edition of the English Translation. "[The author] gives a most novel and original account of the discipline, conduct, and opinions of the soldiers and non-commissioned officers of the French army, from 1805 to 1823." (English editor's Preface) Guillemard served under Admiral Villeneuve, and was reputed to be the one who shot Lord Nelson at Trafalgar. After Villeneuve's 'assassination' at Rennes, the circumstances of which Guillemard was summoned to explain to Napoleon himself, he joined the army in Germany, was present at the siege of Stralsund, and fought at Wagram under the celebrated Oudet. He then marched to Spain, and was captured and imprisoned at Cabrera, of which he gives a particularly lively description. He managed to escape after several months and joined he French army then besieging Tortosa. In recognition of his distinguished service during the siege, he was promoted to the rank of Serjeant, and was awarded the cross of the legion of honour. He joined the army in Germany in 1812, fought in the Russian Campaign, and was engaged in the battle of Borodino, after which he was made an officer by Napoleon in person. The next evening he was wounded and taken prisoner, and was sent to Siberia, where he remained until 1814. He subsequently served in the Duke of Angoulême's army in the South, and witnessed the massacre of the Protestants at Nismes. Soon afterwards he assisted Joachim Murat, the King of Naples, to escape from Toulon to Corsica, and accompanied him on his expedition to the coast of Calabria, where Murat lost his life.

15. HAMPDON, John. The History Of The Northern War; Commencing In 1812, To The Congress At Vienna In 1815. An Account Of The City Of Moscow, A Description Of The Cossacks, And A Variety Of Anecdotes Of The Emperors And Generals Connected With The History. 8vo. pp. xii, 608. 4 engraved portraits. contemporary mottled sheep (front cover detached, some foxing & browning, 1 leaf torn with very slight loss). bookplate of John Oliver and Ann Oliver of Newcastle, dated 1824. Newcastle upon Tyne: Printed For Moreland & Anderson, By Preston & Heaton, 1815.                                                                                                                                                         $350

    First Edition. Scarce: only one copy cited in NUC (Yale).

16. [HENRY, Walter] [1791-1860]. Trifles From My Port-Folio, Or Recollections Of Scenes And Small Adventures During Twenty-Nine Years' Military Service In The Peninsular War And Invasion Of France, The East Indies, Campaign In Nepaul, St. Helena During The Detention And Until The Death Of Napoleon, And Upper And Lower Canada. By A Staff Surgeon [Pseud.]. 2 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. 4 p.l., 251; 3 p.l., 252, [1 leaf]errata. contemporary half roan (rubbed, occasional spotting). Quebec: Printed By William Neilson, 1839.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $1,500

    First Edition. Henry entered the British army in 1811 and served in the Peninsular and Nepaulese wars. In 1827 he arrived in Canada where he was variously stationed as a staff surgeon at Quebec, Montreal, Kingston, and York. The greater portion of the second volume of his autobiography recounts this period spent in Canada, and includes interesting and colourful observations on the Kingston cholera epidemic of 1832, the political situation, and the 1837 Rebellion, and accounts of various fishing expeditions on Lake Ontario (Henry was an avid angler). Henry was promoted surgeon to the army medical department at Quebec the year his book was published, and two years later he was posted to Halifax where he served as deputy inspector-general of military hospitals from 1845 to 1848. After a brief period in England, Henry returned to Canada in 1852 as inspector-general in charge of military medical services in British North America. He died at Belleville in Upper Canada in 1860. The present work was reprinted in England as Events Of A Military Life (London: Pickering, 1843).
    Dionne III 365. Gagnon I 3575. Lande 1839. Morgan p. 183. Sabin 31416. TPL 2279. DCB VIII pp. 391-92.

17. [HOBHOUSE, John Cam, Baron Broughton De Gyfford] [1786-1869]. The Substance Of Some Letters, Written By an Englishman Resident In Paris During The Last Reign Of The Emperor Napoleon. With An Appendix Of Official Documents. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xv, 490; 1 p.l., 253, [1 leaf], 135, [1]errata. lacking half-titles? 19th century ribbed calf, rebacked (occasional hint of foxing). armorial bookplate of John Waldie. London: Printed For Ridgways, By T.Davison, 1816.                                    $800

    First Edition of Hobhouse's account of the 'Hundred Days', in which he displays his strong dislike of the Bourbon dynasty and sympathy with Napoleon. The work raised a storm of indignation among the majority of Englishmen, Croker attacking it as one of the most infamous libels ever written.

18. HOOPER, George. Waterloo: The Downfall Of The First Napoleon: A History Of The Campaign Of 1815. 8vo. pp. xii, 344 + 16(ads). with half-title. 1 folding map & 4 folding battle plans. original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (stain to both lower & upper cover, extremities bit frayed). London: Smith, Elder And Co., 1862.                               $200

    First Edition.

No. 19

19. IRELAND, W[illiam] H[enry] [1777-1835]. The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. 4 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xl, 477; 1 p.l., [v]-xii, 556; 1 p.l., [v]-xiv, 600; 1 p.l., [v]-xii, 556. 4 engraved titles, 1 folding etched plate & 22 (of 26) folding aquatints (all uncoloured) by George Cruikshank after drawings by himself, E.Isabey, Denon, H.Vernet & others. modern half morocco by Hatchards, t.e.g. (some foxing to plates & neighbouring & outer leaves, plates offset, top edge of frontis. cut to neat line, 1 plate with repaired fold tear – no loss). Camden New Town: John Cumberland, [1828].                                                                                                                                                                           $1,500

    Second Edition.
    cfTooley 278. cfPrideaux p. 341. cfCohn 435.


No. 20

20. JENKINS, J[ames]. The Martial Achievements Of Great Britain And Her Allies; From 1799 To 1815. 4to. pp. viii, [2]contents, [60 unnumbered leaves]. engraved title, engraved dedication, & 52 hand-coloured aquatint plates (incl. frontis.) by Sutherland, Dubourg, Havell & Hill after drawings by W.Heath. text watermarked 1812, plates 1835. 19th century blind-stamped morocco, gilt edges, rebacked with spine mounted (corners worn, occasional light spotting but generally a nice clean copy). London: Printed for Js. Jenkins, [c1835].                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $5,100

    A fine pictorial tribute to the victories of the armies of Britain and her allies in the Napoleonic Wars. The text is composed of extracts from dispatches and letters, the majority from the Duke of Wellington, and included is a list of officers killed, wounded or missing after the Battle of Waterloo.
    Abbey, Life, 365 (early issue, in parts, 51 plates on India paper). Prideaux pp. 224 & 341 (50 aquatints). Tooley 281.

21. JUNOT, [Laure], Duchesse d'Abrantès. [1784-1838]. Memoirs Of Napoleon, His Court And Family. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., 548; 2 p.l., 520. with half-title in Vol. II only. 15 (of 16) engraved portraits: lacking frontis. in Vol. I. later roan (rubbed, some foxing to plates). London: Richard Bentley, 1836.                                                                 $175

    First Edition of the English Translation. The wife of General Junot "became noted for her beauty, her caustic wit, and her extravagance. The first consul nicknamed her petite peste, but treated her and Junot with the utmost generosity, a fact which did not restrain her sarcasms and slanders in her portrayal of him in her Memoirs." (Encyc. Brit., 11th Edn.)

22. KNOWLES, Sir Lees (Editor). A Gift Of Napoleon Being A Sequel To Letters Of Captain Engelbert Luytens, Orderly Officer At Longwood, Saint Helena, Feb. 1820 To Nov. 1823. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., vii, [5], 63, [3]ads. 11 plates incl. frontis. portrait (1 double-page). original cloth, top edge gilt (covers rubbed & slightly discoloured, extremities frayed). London & New York: John Lane, 1921.                                                                                                                                                                                                 $125

    First Edition, Limited to 250 numbered copies.


No. 23

23. LAS CASES, [Emanuel Augustin Dieudonné Marin Joseph], comte de [1766-1842]. Journal Of The Private Life And Conversations Of The Emperor Napoleon At Saint Helena. 8 Parts in 4 Volumes. 8vo. pp. x, 395, [1]; vi, 375, [1]; v, [1], 378; iv, 376; iv, 319, [1]; vi, 384; v, [1]errata, 334; iv, 318. 2 engraved portraits, 3 (of 4) hand-coloured aquatints, 1 engraved plate, 1 folding engraved plan & 3 folding engraved maps (1 in duplicate). contemporary calf, neatly rebacked, gilt tooled spines, all edges gilt (some light wear to joints & extremities, occasional light foxing). London: Printed For Henri Colburn, 1824.                                                                                                                    $850

    Second and Best Edition. Las Cases, a French officer, accompanied Napoleon into exile at St. Helena in 1815. There, he fulfilled the role of secretary, recording Napoleon’s conversations which he later published in the present work.

No. 24

24. LAS CASES, [Emanuel Augustin Dieudonné Marin Joseph, comte de] [1766-1842]. Memoirs...Comprising A Letter From Count De Las Casas At St. Helena To Lucien Bonaparte, Giving A Faithful Account Of The Voyage Of Napoleon To St. Helena, His Residence, Manner Of Living, And Treatment On That Island Also A Letter Addressed By Count De Las Casas To Lord Bathurst. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xii, 228. lacking half-title. the letter to Lord Bathurst in French & English. contemporary polished calf, rebacked with gilt spine mounted (small surface abrasion on front cover & small tape stains near spine). armorial bookplate of David Stewart. London: Printed For Henry Colburn, 1818.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $500

    First Edition in English. Las Cases, a French officer, accompanied Napoleon into exile at St. Helena in 1815. There, he fulfilled the role of secretary, recording Napoleon’s conversations, which he published in Mémorial De Sainte-Hélène. Journal De La Vie Privée Et Des Conversations De L'Empereur Napoléon, À Sainte Hélène (London: 1823). In the appended letter addressed to Lord Bathurst, Las Cases demands redress for his unlawful detention at the Cape of Good Hope by the Governor Lord Charles Somerset after his expulsion from St. Helena by the Governor Sir Hudson Lowe, the seizure of his papers by British authorities upon his arrival in England, and his removal to the Continent.

25. [LÉVY, Arthur]. Napoleon Intime Translated from the French. 8vo. pp. vii, 223. contemporary half morocco, gilt back, t.e.g. (light wear to corners). np: Privately Printed for Subscribers Only, nd.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     $200

26. [LOMBARD DE LANGRES, Vincent] [c1765-1830]. Le Dix-Huit Brumaire Ou Tableau Des événemens qui ont amenés cette journée; des moyens secrets par lesquels elle a été préparée; des faits qui l'ont accompagnée, et des résultats qu'elle doit avoir; Auquel On A Ajouté Des anecdotes sur les principaux personnages qui étaient en place; et les pieces justificatives, etc. 8vo. pp. 431. with half-title. modern calf (some foxing to outer leaves, piece of blank paper mounted on half-title). Paris: Chez Garnery ET P.Catineau et Rat, [1799].                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $300

    First Edition. The bloodless Coup d’état of 18 Brumaire overthrew the Directory, replacing it with the French Consulate, and elevating General Napoleon Bonaparte to the position of First Consul.

27. [LULLIN DE CHÂTEAUVIEUX, Jacob Frédéric] [1772-1841]. Manuscript Transmitted From St. Helena, By An Unknown Channel. Translated From The French. 12mo. pp. 1 p.l., 204. 2 versions of title included, the second with copyright on verso tipped in). modern cloth. New York: Van Winkle And Wiley, 1817.                                          $300

    First American Edition.
    Shaw & Shoemaker 41302.

28. MADELIN, Louis. Le Consulat Et L'Empire. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 451, [1]; 454, [1]. quarter morocco, original front wr. from Vol. I bound in. Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1932.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $125
    First Edition.


No. 29

29. MAITLAND, Sir F[rederick] L[ewis] [1777-1839]. Narrative Of The Surrender Of Buonaparte And Of His Residence On Board H.M.S. Bellerophon; With A Detail Of The Principal Events That Occurred In That Ship, Between The 24th Of May And The 8th Of August, 1815. 8vo. pp. vi[i.e. xvi], 248. folding engraved frontis. map. 19th century half calf (corners worn). London: Henry Colburn, 1826.                                                                                                                                                                                            $500

    First Edition. Maitland served with distinction against the French on the coast of Egypt in 1801. In 1815 he was ordered to keep watch on the coast of France in order to prevent the escape of Napoleon. Bonaparte surrendered to Maitland, who conveyed him to England on the Bellerophon.

30. MAITLAND, Sir F[rederick] L[ewis] [1777-1839]. Narrative Of The Surrender of Buonaparte And Of His Residence On Board H.M.S. Bellerophon; With A Detail Of The Principal Events That Occurred In That Ship, Between The 24th Of May And The 8th Of August, 1815. 12mo. pp. xii, 176. An uncut copy in later quarter cloth (binding worn but sound). Boston: Wells And Lily, 1826.                                                                                                                                                                                                            $150
    First American Edition.

31. MARBOT, [Jean Baptiste Antoine Marcelin], Baron de [1782-1854]. Mémoires... 3 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xii, 390, [1]; 2 p.l., 495; 2 p.l., 446, [1]. with half-titles. folding facsimile. lacking 3 frontis. & 1 facsimile? (apparently not included in the late editions). modern quarter calf. Paris: E.Plon, Nurrit Et Cie., [c1900].                         $200

    Mixed Edition Set (50th & 53rd). "[Marbot] joined the republican army as a volunteer in 1799, rose rapidly to commissioned rank, and was aide-de-camp to Marshal Augereau, commanding the VII. corps, in the war against Prussia and Russia in 1806-7. After this he served with great distinction in the Peninsular War under Lannes and Masséna, and showed himself to be a dashing leader of light cavalry in the Russian War of 1812 and the German campaign of the following year. After a slow recovery from the wounds he had received at Leipzig and Hanau, he was promoted general of brigade by Napoleon during the Hundred Days, and took part in, and was wounded at, the battle of Waterloo...To ordinary readers and to students of history alike...[Marbot's Mémoires] give a picture of the Napoleonic age of warfare which for vividness and romantic interest has never been surpassed." (Encyc. Brit., 11th Edn.)


No. 32

32. MASSON, Frédéric.  Livre Du Sacre De L'Empereur Napoléon. 4to. pp. 2 p.l., 188, [1]. 40 sepia plates (8 double-page) after Isabey, Fontaine & Percier, 10 colour plates heightened with silver & gold, & 8 headpieces. each plate has an accompanying leaf with title & descriptive text. Uncut & unopened in original printed wrs. (recased, preserving endpapers, neat repairs to spine ends). original gilt-stamped dark green morocco pull-off box (worn & repaired). Paris: Goupil & Cie., Manzie, Joyant & Cie., 1908.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $1,750

    Limited to 50 copies on Impériale du Japon. This issue contains 4  more colour plates than the issue on Arches which was limited to 300 copies. For the original 1804 folio edition of the fête book celebrating the coronation of Napoleon see Vinet 530 and Cohen-De Ricci 919.

33. MAXWELL, Sir Herbert [1845-1937]. The Life Of Wellington The Restoration Of The Martial Power Of Great Britain...The Waterloo Centenary Edition. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 3 p.l., [xi]-xxxiv, [2 leaves], 405, [1]blank, [2]ads; xi, [2 leaves], 415, [1]. numerous plates, portraits & maps (some folding). original cloth, gilt medallion portraits on covers, t.e.g. (spines darkened). London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd., [c1915].                                                                                                                                   $150

34. MONTHOLON, [Charles Tristan, marquis] de [1783-1853]. History Of The Captivity Of Napoleon At St. Helena. 4 Volumes in 1. 8vo. pp. 173, [1]; [177]-391; vii, [1], [9]-189, [1]; vii, [1], [193]-364. new half cloth (institutional blindstamp & rubberstamp on Vol. I title). New York: E.Ferrett & Co., 1846 [Vol. I-II) & Philadelphia: Carey And Hart, 1847 (Vols. III-IV).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $300

    First American Edition. Montholon, one of Napoleon's generals, accompanied him into exile and became his executor, thereby coming into possession of all his papers. Montholon's account was not published until twenty-five years after Napoleon's death in accordance with his instructions.

35. MOORE, James [1763-1834]. A Narrative Of The Campaign Of The British Army In Spain, Commanded By His Excellency Lieut.-General Sir John Moore, K.B. &c. &c. &c. Authenticated By Official Papers And Original Letters. 8vo. pp. xvii, 388, 136. 2 folding engraved maps with hand-coloured battle positions. A nice uncut copy in original bds. (some wear to joints & extremities). armorial bookplate of Calverly Bewicke. London: Printed For J.Johnson, 1809.                                                                            $500

    Fourth Edition. Lt.-Gen. John Moore [1761-1809] took command of the 30,000-man British force in Portugal in early October 1808 during the Peninsular War following the scandal in Britain over the Convention of Sintra and the recall of Generals Dalrymple, Burrard and Wllesley. He was killed at the battle of Coruña, in which he repulsed a French army under Marshal Soult and was buried wrapped in a military coat in the ramparts of the town. When Coruña was taken later by the French a monument was built over his grave on Soult’s orders.  

36. NAPIER, Sir George T[homas]. Passages In The Early Military Life Of General Sir George T. Napier, K.C.B. Written By Himself Edited By His Son General W.C.E.Napier. 8vo. pp. xi, [1]errata, 295, [1]. with half-title engraved frontis. portrait. original gilt-stamped cloth (short tear to upper rear joint, foxing to portrait & outer leaves). London: John Murray, 1884.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $125
    First Edition. Napier served in the Coruña campaign as aide-de-camp to Sir John Moore, and in the Peninsular war with the 52nd Regiment. He afterwards served in the Guards and was Governor of the Cape of Good Hope 1838-44.


No. 37

37. NAPIER, Sir W[illiam] F[rancis] P[atrick] [1785-1860]. History Of The War In The Peninsula And In The South Of France, From The Year 1807 To The Year 1814. 6 Volumes. 8vo. with half-titles in Vols. I-II. 55 engraved plates incl. 1 map, 1 diagram & 53 of battle plans. later half chagrin, gilt backs (foxing to plates & neighbouring leaves). London: Thomas & William Boone, 1832-40.                                                                                                                                                                                                  $1,500

    Second Edition of Vols. I-III and First Editions of Vols. IV-VI of this "classic of the English language." (DNB) "It is commended to the general reader no less by an impartial admiration for the heroes on both sides than by the spontaneity of its style. Its accuracy was the more firmly established by the inevitable attacks of actors in the scenes described, who thought the parts they had played undervalued." (Ibid.) "As a military historian Sir William Napier is incomparably superior to any other English writer.[He] always wrote as if he was burning with an inextinguishable desire to express what he was feeling, which gives his style a peculiar spontaneity, and yet he rewrote the first volume of his History no less than six times. His descriptions of sieges and of battles are admirable by themselves, and his analyses of the peculiarly intricate Spanish intrigues are even more remarkable, while the descriptions and analyses are both lit up by flashes of political wisdom and military insight. It is to be noted that he displays the spirit of the partisan, even when most impartial, and defends his opinions, even when most undoubtedly true, as if he were arguing some controverted question.The portraits of Sir John Moore and Colonel M'Leod, and the last paragraphs descriptive of the storming of Badajoz, may be taken as examples of his great natural eloquence." (Encyc. Britannica, 11th Edn.)

38. NAPIER, Sir W[illiam] F[rancis] P[atrick] [1785-1860]. History Of The War In The Peninsula And In The South Of France, From The Year 1807 To The Year 1814... 6 Volumes. 8vo. with half-titles in Vols. I-II. 55 engraved plates incl. 1 map, 1 diagram & 53 of battle plans. contemporary calf, gilt backs (joints & extremities rubbed, headpiece of Vol. I worn, 1 spine label chipped, some foxing mainly affecting plates & neighbouring leaves). London: Thomas & William Boone, 1835-32-33-34-36-40.                      $1,500

    Third Edition of Vol. I, Second Edition of Vols.II-III, First Editions of Vols. IV-VI.

39. NAPIER, Sir W[illiam Francis Patrick] [1785-1860]. The Life And Opinions Of General Sir Charles James Napier, G.C.B. 4 Volumes. 8vo. pp. vii, 482, [2]ads; vii, 458, [2]ads; viii, 483; viii, 439 + 32(ads). original blind & gilt-stamped cloth (smudges to Vol. IV front cover & light fraying to spine ends, spines sunned, some foxing to titles, frontis. & ads). London: John Murray, 1857.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $300

    First Editions of Vols. I-II; Second Editions of Vols. III-IV. Napier served in the Peninsular Wars of 1808-11 and in the American War of 1812-14. From 1822 to 1830 he was stationed in Greece, where he became acquainted with Lord Byron. There he was asked to command the Greek independence forces, a position which he declined. In 1839 he was appointed military commander in the north of England during the Chartist revolt. In 1841 he went to India, where he undertook the conquest of the Sindh (1843) from which he made £50,000 in booty. He served as Governor until 1847 when he left India. Returning in 1849 as commander-in-chief of the Indian army, he was to resign in 1851 because of differences with Governor-General Dalhousie.

40. NAPOLEON I, EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH [1769-1821]. The Confidential Correspondence Of Napoleon Bonaparte With His Brother Joseph, Sometime King Of Spain. Selected And Translated, With Explanatory Notes, From The ‘Mémoires Du Roi Joseph’. 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. 388, [8]ads; vi, 372, [12]ads. 2 engraved frontis. portraits. modern quarter calf (foxing to outer leaves & ports.). New York: D.Appleton & Company, 1856.                                                                                                      $200
    First American Edition.

41. NAPOLEON I, EMPEROR OF THE FRENCH [1769-1821]. Lettres Inédites De Napoléon Ier À Marie-Louise Écrites De 1810 À 1814 Avec Introduction Et Notes Par Louis Madelin. 8vo. pp. xxxix, 270, [3]. 8 plates. contemporary quarter chagrin. [Paris}: Éditions Des Bibliothèques Nationales De France, 1935.                                  $100

    First Edition.


No. 42

42. NAPOLEON I, Emperor of the French [1769-1821]. Mémoires. 3 Volumes. 4to. pp. 8 p.l., 27-306, [4]; 3 p.l., 15-310, [2]; 3 p.l., 11-315, [3], [ff. 2]. 40 original chromolithographs (5 double-page). decorative initials by Louis Ferrand. A fine set in full gilt-stamped dark crushed morocco, all edges gilt, red moiré silk endleaves. morocco-edged cloth slipcases (slight wear to slipcases). Paris: Club Du Livre - Philippe Lebaud Éditeur, [1969].                                                                                                   $400

    Limited to 6800 copies, this one of 3200 on vélin Stendhal. Published on the occasion of the bicentenary of Napoleon. The memoirs were established and annotated by the imperial commission appointed in 1864 by Napoleon III. Included are studies by Sorbonne professor Albert Soboul and by Bernard Druène, Administrator of the Museum of War. The original chromolithographs are by Jean-François Debord, Yves Brayer, Fontanarosa, Michel Ciry and Edy Legrand.

43. (NAPOLEON I, Emperor of the French [1769-1821]). DELANEY. Autograph Letter, Signed on Ministère de la Police Générale letterhead, dated Paris, March 16, 1817, to Monsieur Desrenaudet. one-page 12mo with conjugate address leaf. (horizontal & vertical folds, seal gone).                                                                                                    $225

    Asking if he approved the journal article that spoke of Napoleon and what he does and says on the Island of St. Helena. Delaney reminds him that there is a ban on such information being published, other journals who comply with the ban will complain, and that they must obey the law: "...Cet article fera naître des plaintes de la part des autres journaux qui se soumettent à la défence qui a été faite plusieurs fois de parler de Bonaparte....".

44. Napoléon, [Joseph Charles Paul [Bonaparte], Prince [1822-1891]. Napoleon And His Detractors…Translated And Edited, With A Biographical Sketch And Notes, By Raphaël Ledos De Beaufort. 8vo. pp. 2 photographic portraits. 1 facsimile plate. original gilt-stamped cloth (spine dull). London: W.H.Allen And Co., 1888.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $125                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
    First Edition of the English Translation.

45. NEY, Michel, Duc d'Elchingen, Prince de la Moskowa [1769-1815] [Marshal of France, Military Commander during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars]. Manuscript note, unsigned, dated March 4, 1809, to Mr. Napier, Major of the 50th English regiment of foot, at Coruña. 12mo. one-page with conjugate address leaf. (seal gone with loss from blank portion of cover).                                                                                                                                                                            $750

    Ney invites Napier to dine with him: "Mr. le Maréchal, Duc d'Elchingen prie Monsieur le Major Napier de lui faire l'honneur de venir diner chez lui demain 5 mars à 5 heures."
    Marshal Ney was one of the greatest of French generals during the Napoleonic Wars, nicknamed "the Bravest of the Brave" by Bonaparte himself. He took part in the Peninsular War from 1808 to 1811, commanding his corps in Napoleon's own operations of 1808-09, in irregular operations in Galicia 1809-10, and under Masséna in the invasion of Portugal in 1810-11. Sir Charles James Napier [1782-1853] commanded the 50th (Queen's Own) Regiment of Foot during the Peninsular War in Iberia. At the time of this note, he was recuperating from injuries as a prisoner-of-war near Ney's headquarters at Coruña. He had been left for dead on the battlefield having been wounded five times: "his leg was broken by a musket shot, he received a sabre cut on the head, a bayonet wound in the back, severe contusions from the butt end of a musket, and his ribs were broken by a gunshot." (DNB) He was first brought to the quarters of Marshal Soult, who was succeeded in command at Coruña by Ney. On March 20, sixteen days following the date of this dinner invitation, Ney allowed Napier to return home on parole to convalesce, on the condition that he return on the 1st of July 1809. However, it was not until January 1810 that an exchange was effected, and Napier was able to rejoin his regiment. Napier was awarded an Army Gold Medal for his service at Coruña.

No. 46

46. O’MEARA, Barry E[dward] [1778-1836]. An Exposition Of Some Of The Transactions, That Have Taken Place At St. Helena, Since The Appointment Of Sir Hudson Lowe As Governor Of That Island...Second Edition. 8vo. pp. xviii, 215, [1]ads. with half-title. later half chagrin, t.e.g. (scattered foxing). London: Printed For James Ridgway, 1819.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $600

    Partly written in response to an anonymous pamphlet entitled Facts Illustrative Of The Treatment Of Napoleon Bonaparte which had attempted to vindicate the actions of Governor Lowe in relation to allegations against him made by O’Meara. O’Meara had refused to pass information to Lowe regarding Napoleon, whom he attended as physician at St. Helena. Lowe insisted that O’Meara be dismissed from his post, and  this was effected when independent evidence of O’Meara’s intrigues reached Lord Bathurst. When O’Meara sent a letter to the Admiralty insinuating that Napoleon’s life was not safe in Lowe’s hands, his name was stricken from the list of naval surgeons.

47. O’MEARA, Barry E[dward] [1778-1836]. Napoleon In Exile; Or, A Voice from St. Helena. The Opinions And Reflections Of Napoleon On The Most Important Events Of His Life And Government, In His Own Words…Sixth Edition. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 2 p.l., [vii]-xxviii, 512; 1 p.l., 552. lacking half-titles. 2 additional engraved titles, 3 engraved portraits (incl. 2 frontis.) & 1 engraved plate. 19th century half calf (some edgewear, foxing to & offsetting from plates). London: Jones And Co., 1827.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   $650

    Based in part on the previously published Exposition Of Some Of The Transactions, That Have Taken Place At St. Helena, Since The Appointment Of Sir Hudson Lowe As Governor Of That Island (1819). The work created a sensation and soon reached a fifth edition. “Its most valuable feature was an account of Napoleon’s outspoken conversations with O’Meara; but the chapters that chiefly rendered it popular were those that pitilessly denounced the treatment meted out to Napoleon by Lowe and the government.” (DNB) O’Meara was equally assailed and defended in the press.

48. O'MEARA, Barry E[dward] [1778-1836]. Napoleon In Exile; Or, A Voice From St. Helena. The Opinions And Reflections Of Napoleon On The Most Important Events In His Life And Government, In His Own Words. 2 Volumes. 12mo. pp. xii, 328; 322. original cloth (extremities & joints frayed front joint of Vol. II partly cracked, numbers written on 4 pages, scattered light foxing). New York: Redfield, 1853.                                                                                                                                                                            $125

    O'Meara, who attended Napoleon as physician during his exile at St. Helena, was extremely critical of Napoleon's treatment at the hands of Governor Lowe and refused to pass on information to which he was privy. He was dismissed from his position, and his name was later stricken from the list of naval surgeons.

49. OUDINOT, [Eugénie de Courcy], Duchesse de Reggio [1791-1868] & Gaston STIEGLER. Memoirs Of Marshal Oudinot Duc De Reggio Compiled From The Hitherto Unpublished Souvenirs Of The Duchesse De Reggio By Gaston Stiegler And Now First Translated Into English By Alexander Teixeira De Mattos. 8vo. pp. viii, 480. with half-title. 2 heliogravure portraits (incl. frontis.). modern quarter calf (light foxing to outer leaves). London: H. Henry & Co. Ltd., 1896.                                                   $150

    First Edition of the English Translation of these memoirs of Nicolas Charles, Duc De Reggio [1767-1847], who became Marshal of France during the Napoleonic Wars.

50. PELET, [Jean Jacques Germain], Baron De La Lozère [1777-1858]. Napoleon In Council, Or The Opinions Delivered By Bonaparte In The Council Of State. Translated From The French…By Captain Basil Hall, R.N. 12mo. pp. xii, 334, [2]ads. 1 facsimile. modern half morocco by P.B.Sanford, t.e.g. (joints rubbed, small piece chipped from head of spine). Edinburgh: Robert Cadell & London: Whittaker & Co., 1837.                                                                                                                          $300

    First Edition of the English Translation. Pelet was a member of the Chamber of Deputies and Late Minister of Public Instruction.

51. PELTIER, Jean [Gabriel] (Defendant). The Trial Of John Peltier, Esq. For A Libel Against Napoleon Buonaparte, First Consul Of The French Republic, At the Court of King’s Bench, Middlesex, on Monday the 21st of February, 1803… 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xxxii, 312, clii. 1 full-page illus. modern half morocco (soiling to last page, title with some marginal chipping & 1 marginal repair, library bookplates & 2 rubberstamps on verso of title, rubberstamp on bottom edge of book block). London: Printed by Cox, Son, and Baylis For M. Peltier, 1803.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $250

    A French Royalist, Peltier fled to England around 1792. In 1800 he began to issue a journal called L’Ambigu, in which he attacked Bonaparte with virulence. He was tried for libel by an English court in 1803, was defended in a famous speech by Sir James Mackintosh, and was sentenced to pay a small fine.

52. RAPP, Jean [1771-1821]. Memoirs. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., viii, 431. engraved frontis. portrait contemporary calf, gilt back (some small scratches & stains to covers, upper front joint starting, foxing & browning to portrait, title, last leaf & endleaves). London: Printed For Henry Colburn And Co., 1823.                                                                        $300

    First Edition of the English Translation. Rapp was a French military officer during the French Revolutionary Wars and Napoleonic Wars. After serving in the Egyptian Campaign under Louis Desaix he became aide-de-camp to Napoleon, a position which he held from 1800 to 1814. During this time he was entrusted with several confidential missions in the Vendée, Switzerland and Belgium, and distinguished himself at the battles of Austerlitz, Schleiz, Jena, Borkowo, Golymin, Essling, Valoutina-Gora, Borodino, and Berezina. He is credited with saving Napoleon's life twice, from an assassination attempt by Friedrich Staps during the signing of the Treaty of Schönbrunn, and from an attack of Cossacks at the Gorodnia. As Governor of Danzig, Rapp held the town for a year after the withdrawal of the French army from Russia.

53. RAUDOT, [Claude Marie] [1801-1879] (Editor). Napoléon Ier Peint Par Lui-Même. 12mo. pp. 2 p.l., 268. with half-title. contemporary quarter chagrin. Paris: E.Dentu, 1865.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $100

    First Edition.

54. ROSEBERY, [Archibald Philip PRIMROSE, Fifth Earl of]. Napoleon The Last Phase. 8vo. pp. vi, 261, [1]. index. cloth (spine sunned with tear at head, some light foxing to outer leaves). London: Arthur L. Humphreys, 1900.                                                                                                                                                                                         $75

    First Edition.

55. ROSEBERY, [Archibald Philip PRIMROSE, Fifth Earl of]. Napoléon La Dernière Phase Ouvrage Traduit De L'Anglais Avec L'Autorisation De L'Auteur Par Augustin Filon. 12mo. pp. 2 p.l., xii, 328, [1 leaf], 4(ads), [1 leaf]. contemporary quarter sheep (edges worn). Paris: Librairie Hachette Et Cie., 1901.                                                  $75
    First Edition of the French Translation.

56. SARRAZIN, [Jean]. History Of The War In Spain And Portugal, From 1807 To 1814. 8vo. pp. xvi, [17]-375. large folding engraved map (frontis.). new half calf over contemporary marbled bds., endleaves retained (some foxing to map & first few leaves). armorial bookplate of John Drummond. London: Printed For Henry Colburn…Sold By Bell And Bradfute, Edinburgh, And John Cumming, Dublin, 1815.                                                                                                                                                  $600

    First Edition of the English Translation. Sarrazin served in the French army and was Chief of Staff of Napoleon’s Swedish Corps, but in 1810 he went over to the Allies. In the preface he remarks that “the peculiar circumstances, in which [he has] been placed, enabled [him] to consult both English and French general officers, who served in Spain; and to correct many errors of the official reports.” Appended to the narrative is a biographical memoir of the French Marshal Soult, Duke of Dalmatia, one of the four Generals of the Imperial Guard, who had the chief command of the French troops in Andalusia, pp. [345]-375.

57. SEELEY, Sir J[ohn] R[obert] [1834-1895]. Life And Times Of Stein; Or, Germany And Prussia In The Napoleonic Age. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xxxi, 546; 1 p.l., [v]-xvi, 568. lacking half-titles? engraved frontis. portrait & 5 coloured maps. contemporary half morocco (small repaired tear in 1 leaf - no loss). Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1879.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $300

    First American Edition of this valuable narrative of the anti-Napoleonic revolt, led by Prussia mainly at the instigation of Heinrich Friedrich Karl Reichsfreiherr vom und zum Stein. "This probably Seeley's most solid and lasting contribution to historical knowledge, but it was not one of his most successful productions. He had little taste for personal detail or for simple narrative, and the character of Stein hardly lends itself to attractive biographical treatment. But as an elucidation of the anti-Napoleonic revolution, and of the share taken by Stein and Prussia in the revival of Germany, the book has no rival in the English language." (DNB)

58. SÉRIEYX, W. Drouot Et Napoléon Vie Héroïque Du Général Weygand. 8vo. pp. xvi, 278, [1]. 16 plates (incl. frontis. portrait. biblio. An uncut copy in modern quarter calf, original front wr. & spine bound in (light foxing to outer leaves). Paris: Éditions J. Tallandier, [1929].                                                                                                               $100

    First Edition.

59. SIBORNE, W[illiam] [1797-1849]. History Of The War In France And Belgium, In 1815; Containing Minute Details Of The Battles Of Quatre-Bras, Ligny, Wavre, And Waterloo. 8vo. pp. xxiv, [25]-642, [blank leaf], [32]ads. 11 folding lithographed battle plans. modern quarter calf |(small library rubberstamp on title & number stamp on dedication leaf]. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845.                                                                                                                                                                                     $400  

    First American Edition. A standard work on the subject, based on a large amount of information gathered from surviving officers of the campaign. Siborne also constructed a model of the field of Waterloo, which occupied his leisure time for eight years and cost him nearly 3000 pounds, a sum he never recovered. It was originally commissioned by the commander-in-chief but government funding was cut off in 1833. The model was exhibited publicly in London and other places, and is now the property of the Royal United Service Institution. Siborne also constructed a smaller model on a larger scale of a portion of the field of battle.

60. SOUTHEY, Robert [1774-1843]. The Life Of Nelson. 2 Volumes. small 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-viii, 253, [1]ads; 1 p.l., [vii]-viii, 276. half-titles wanting. engraved frontis. portrait & engraved frontis. of facsimile signatures. contemporary half calf (rubbed, piece chipped from head of Vol. II spine, foxing to frontis. & titles). London: Printed For John Murray, 1813.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       $1,000

    First Edition. "The peerless model of short biographies.[Southey] is a model of lucid, masculine English - 'sinewy and flexible, easy and melodious'. Sir Humphrey Davy called his Life of Nelson 'an immortal monument raised by genius to valour'." (DNB)
    NCBEL III 256. National Maritime Museum II 927.

61. THIERS, [Louis] Adolphe [1797-1877]. Histoire Du Consulat Et De L’Empire Faisant Suite À L’Hitoire De La Révolution Francaise. 20 Volumes 8vo. + folio Atlas. without the index volume. with half-titles. 75 steel-engraved plates after Horace Vernet, Karl Girardet, Eugène Charpentier, A.Sandoz et Massard. 66 maps & plans drawn by Dufour & Duvotenay & engraved by Dyonnet. Uncut in contemporary quarter cloth, original wrs. bound in (occasional light foxing). Paris: Paulin, 1845-62.                                       $1250

    First Edition, Second Issue (wrs. dated 1863-64; Deuxième Tirage).
    Vicaire VII 826-27. Carteret III 584. Brunet V 822. cfStewart 3427.

62. WATERLOO. COLLECTION De Douze Vues De Waterloo. oblong 4to. folding partly hand-coloured lithographed plan of the Battle of Waterloo & 12 lithographed plates. 19th century half vellum, original printed front wr. bound in. (some foxing throughout, stain in lower margin of 5 plates). Brussels: Gérard, [c1850].                                     $600

63. [WILSON, John Marius] [c1805-1885]. A Memoir Of Field-Marshal The Duke Of Wellington; With Interspersed Notices Of His Principal Associates In Council And Companions And Opponents In Arms. 2 Volumes. 8vo. pp. 1 p.l., [v]-xii, 644; 1 p.l., [v]-viii, 632. 2 additional engraved titles, 27 engraved portraits (incl. 2 frontis.), 24 partly hand-coloured engraved maps & plans on 13 plates, & 7 other engraved plates. contemporary half calf (rubbed, worn, & soiled, front joint of Vol. I partly cracked, tape adhesion damage affecting several words on one page, stain to outer edge of several portraits). London, Edinburgh, and Dublin: A.Fullarton And Co., [1853-54].                        $250

    First Edition.

64. WINDHAM, William [1750-1810] [Secretary of State for War and the Colonies in the Government of William Pitt during the French Revolutionary Wars (1794-1801)]. "Instructions for Captn. Foy". Manuscript Document, Signed. folio. pp. 11. (horizontal & vertical folds, some chipping to spine & small holes along folds of last leaf). np: September 30, 1800.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $750

    The instructions direct Captain Foy at the King's command to the court of the Prince of Lowenstein to cancel the arrangement for hiring mercenary troops that had been made between Lieutenant-Colonel Cooper and his agent, Captain Gomer, and contain details regarding the settlement of payments. Two years later, in 1802, with Austria and Russia no longer engaged in the war, Britain found herself increasingly isolated and agreed to the Treaty of Amiens with Napoleon's government. Windham was a strong proponent of the Royalist cause and the Bourbon restoration and a vociferous opponent of the peace. When the preliminaries of the Treaty were debated in the Commons on 3 November 1801, Windham gave a speech that "...was the sensation of the evening". He said Addington and Lord Hawkesbury " a moment of rashness and weakness, have fatally put their hands to this treaty, have signed the death-warrant of their country. They have given it a blow, under which it may languish for a few years, but from which I do not conceive how it is possible for it ever to recover". (Wikipedia) When Charles James Fox visited France during the peace, Napoleon said he believed Windham's "talents were mediocre and that he was an unfeeling, unprincipled man...I detest him and that Pitt who together have attempted my life". (Ibid.)

65. WROTTESLEY, George [1827-1909]. Life And Correspondence Of Field Marshal Sir John Burgoyne, Bart. By His Son-In-Law, Lieut. Col. The Hon. George Wrottesley, Royal Engineers. 2 Volumes.8vo. pp. 3 p.l., 506; 1 p.l., 508. with half-title in Vol. I. engraved frontis. portrait & folding frontis. facsimile letter. A nice set in contemporary half calf, gilt backs. book label of William C.Stuart. London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1873.                                                                                                                                           $450

    First Edition. Sir John Fox Burgoyne, royal engineer, was the illegitimate son of General John Burgoyne [1722-1792]. The present work includes details respecting Burgoyne's service in Malta, Sicily, and Egypt, 1800-07, with Sir John Moore's expedition, 1808-09, with Wellington throughout the Peninsular War, in the American campaign, 1814-15, and in the Crimean campaign, 1853-55. From 1845 to 1868 he was inspector-general of fortifications. Burgoyne became a general in 1855 and was created baronet in 1856. Wrottesley served as his aide-de-camp from 1855 to 1868.


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