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NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE., Bierman, John.
1 Bierman, John. NAPOLEON III AND HIS CARNIVAL EMPIRE.
New York St. Martin's Press 1988 0312018274 / 9780312018276 Book Club Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
439 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/2" H). Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions. "Louis Napoleon, nephew of the famous Bonaparte, is one of the most colorful historical actors of the nineteenth century. Bohemian, adventurer and compulsive Don Juan, he managed to the astonishment of virtually everyone to be elected President of France in 1848 and within three years staged the coup d'etat that made him emperor." Previous owner's name/date in ink on free front endpaper, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading at top edge of front board. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling; light browning at some edges; some light fading to front panel (top edge and at front flap-fold area) and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS., Delderfield, R.F.  (Ronald Frederic Delderfield.)
2 Delderfield, R.F. (Ronald Frederic Delderfield.) NAPOLEON'S MARSHALS.
Philadelphia Chilton 1966 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
242 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations. "Napoleon, that master strategist, created twenty-six Marshals of France between the years 1804 and 1815. These men, who held the highest positions in the Empire after Napoleon himself, came from diverse, and often humble backgrounds. Among the twenty-six were officers, sergeant majors, rankers, apprentices, a farmer's boy, a brewer, a poet, a smuggler, an actor, a barber, and a prince. The two qualities they all had in common were courage and ambition. During the years when Napoleon was conqueror of most of Europe, the marshals acquired titles and great riches, and in the end there was only one who was not to some extent corrupted by greed or ambition, and who remained loyal to the man who had elevated them all to power. Through their stories, and the eyes of the author, the entire panorama of French history, from the first days of the French Revolution until the restoration of the Bourbons, is seen. The color and excitement of the great battles, the strategy, the roll of history is here in (this book), the first to follow the actual careers of the marshals from July, 1789, until their deaths." Light cigarette odor, a few pages with small a soft wrinkle at top corner, very light browning to top and fore-edge of text block, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light browning at top edge, very light edge wear/wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
LE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE., Dumas, Alexandre.
3 Dumas, Alexandre. LE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Harold Piffard. 
378 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. When Republican Maurice Lindey meets a beautiful young woman during the Reign of Terror, he unwittingly becomes involved in a royalist plot to rescue Marie Antoinette. Slight fading to spine colour, very light corner wear, two tiny scuffs in "LE" of spine title. Slipcase has light edge wear and some light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COUNT OF MONTE-CRISTO.  VOLUME I  and VOLUME II.  (2 VOLUME SET.), Dumas, Alexandre.
4 Dumas, Alexandre. THE COUNT OF MONTE-CRISTO. VOLUME I and VOLUME II. (2 VOLUME SET.)
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
762 pp + 703 pp - 2 volume set - 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spines - gold lettering and decoration on spines, top edges gilt - in slipcases. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispieces. When Edmond Dantes is wrongly imprisoned during the Bourbon Restoration, he plans his escape and revenge on those plotted against him. Volume II has minor fading to spine colour. Volume II has four very light small stains on fore-edge of text block. Both volumes have minor soiling and a few small rub marks on covers. Slipcases have light to moderate edge wear and one or two splits at the rear joints. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
5 Dumas, Alexandre. THE MAN IN THE IRON MASK.
London Folio Society 2001 Hard Cover Very Good Roman Pisarev. 
591 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark brown buckram with a design by Pisarev in black, white and gold on the spine and front board. Medium brown endpapers, b&w illustrations. Plain dark brown slipcase. "This translation is based upon the anonymous translation first published by Routledge in 1857." Further adventures of the 'Three Musketeers' (Athos, Porthos, Aramis) and D'Artagnan. Slight bump to bottom corner of front board. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, one small rear bottom corner bump. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
6 Dumas, Alexandre. TWENTY YEARS AFTER.
London Folio Society 2001 Hard Cover Very Good+ Roman Pisarev. 
683 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark brown buckram with a design by Pisarev in black, white and gold on the spine and front board. Medium brown endpapers, b&w illustrations. Plain dark brown slipcase. "This translation is based upon William Robson's translation first published by Routledge in 1856." The second novel featuring the 'Three Musketeers' (Athos, Porthos, Aramis) and D'Artagnan. Very small area of rubbing on title block on front board, tiny bump at bottom corner of front board. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, small bump at one top/bottom rear corner. 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
THE QUEEN'S NECKLACE., Dumas, Alexandre.  Introduction by A.T. Baker.
7 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by A.T. Baker. THE QUEEN'S NECKLACE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Paul Hardy. 
379 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, integral ribbon bookmark, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. A novel from the 'Marie Antoinette Romances', loosely based on the 'Affair of the Diamond Necklace'. Minor small wrinkle at fore-edge of approx. first 30 pages, a small 1937 gift inscription on one preliminary page, very tiny split at top of spine, minor edge wear. Slipcase has moderate edge wear, rubbing and splits at rear joints. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE REGENT'S DAUGHTER., Dumas, Alexandre.  Introduction by F.M. Robinson.
8 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by F.M. Robinson. THE REGENT'S DAUGHTER.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good Paul Hardy. 
443 pp + publisher's catalogue at rear, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w illustrations, including frontispiece. Set in Regency France, an historical novel of adventure, conspiracy and romance. Previous owner's contemporary bookplate on front pastedown, very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, a few tiny foxing marks and a small light scuff on fore-edge of text block, very minor edge and corner wear. Slipcase has moderate edge wear - heavy at top/bottom rear edges with loss of paper. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COUNTESS DUBARRY., Dumas, Alexandre.  Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson.
9 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson. THE COUNTESS DUBARRY.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good R.W. Matthews. 
438 pp + publisher's advertising, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, sepiatone illustrations, including frontispiece. A novel from the 'Marie Antoinette Romances'. Very light browning and a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of text block, previous owner's bookplate on frnt pastedown, minor corner wear, tiny light scuff on front cover. Slipcase has moderate edge wear and scuffing, bump at top rear edge, split at bottom rear edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE TWO DIANAS., Dumas, Alexandre.  Introduction by R. Brimley Johnstone.  Illustrated by R.W. Matthews.
10 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnstone. Illustrated by R.W. Matthews. THE TWO DIANAS.
Collins, London, n.d. (Collins' Clear-Type Press.) 
363 pp, 16mo (6 3/16" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine), in pictorial dust jacket (with ad for Waterman's Ideal Fountain Pen on rear, 2/- price, portrait of Dumas and series number 326 on spine). Burgundy e ndpapers, sepiatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. An historical romance set in Reformation France. Very light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very s m a l l closed tears - one with creases, a few tiny chips, light rubbing/soiling, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
LE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE., Dumas, Alexandre. Illustrated by Harold Piffard.
11 Dumas, Alexandre. Illustrated by Harold Piffard. LE CHEVALIER DE MAISON ROUGE.
Collins, London, n.d. (Collins' Clear-Type Press.) 
378 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine), in pictorial dust jacket (with ad for Waterman's Pens on rear, 2/- price, portrait of Dumas and series number 214 on spine). Burgundy endpapers, sepia tone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. The last novel in 'The Marie Antoinette Romances' series. Very light browning to edges of textblock, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very ligh t e dgewear/wrinkling, small chip at bottom of spine - a few tiny chips/tears elsewhere, very light rubbing/soiling, light browning to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE CONSPIRATORS., Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by F. Mabel Robinson.  Illustrated by Paul Hardy.
12 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by F. Mabel Robinson. Illustrated by Paul Hardy. THE CONSPIRATORS.
Collins, London, n.d. (Collins' Clear-Type Press.) 
444 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine), in pictorial dust jacket (with ad for Waterman's Pens on rear, 2/- price, colour illustration and series number 256 on spine). Burgundy endpapers, sep iatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. One of 'The (French) Regency Romances'. Light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, very small bump/tiny tear at top edge of rear board. Dust jacket has light edge w e a r / wrinkling, two very small closed tears light rubbing/soiling, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE COUNTESS DUBARRY., Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson.  Illustrated by R.W. Matthews.
13 Dumas, Alexandre. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson. Illustrated by R.W. Matthews. THE COUNTESS DUBARRY.
Collins, London, n.d. (Collins' Clear-Type Press.) 
438 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), hard cover (burgundy cloth with gold lettering and decoration on spine), in pictorial dust jacket (with ad for Waterman's Pens on rear, 2/- price, colour illustration and series number 289 on spine). Burgundy endpapers, sep iatone plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. The second novel in 'The Marie Antoinette Romances' series. Light browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, book slightly str e s s e d at gutters of free rear endpaper and at half-title page. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small closed tears, a few tiny/very small chips, light rubbing/soiling, slight darkening to spine and flap-folds. V er y G oo d/Very Good- 
Price: 37.50 USD
 
 
14 Goodspeed, D.J. BAYONETS AT ST CLOUD: THE STORY OF THE 18TH BRUMAIRE.
London Rupert Hart-Davis 1965 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
192 pp, 8vo (8 3/4"H). "When Napoleon left Egypt in August, 1799, he was deserting a plague-ridden force, whose numbers had been reduced by half since they first landed fourteen months before. Their pay was four million francs in arrear and all ranks were in a state of near-mutiny against their Commander-in-Chief, whose real purpose in Egypt, they alleged, was to augment his personal glory. But by November 9th, the 18th Brumaire, Napoleon had so regained the support of the Army in Paris that he was able to drive out the elected representatives of the French people at bayonet-point from the Orangery of St Cloud, and assume supreme power." Scattered foxing marks to top and bottom edges of textblock, minor wrinkling to bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear, light to moderate rubbing/scuffing on rear panel, two s,all creases a top edge of front panel. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
15 Hamilton-williams, David. THE FALL OF NAPOLEON: THE FINAL BETRAYAL.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199852 / 9781860199851 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w plates, maps/battle plans. "This important study of the cause and effects of Napoleon's removal from power tracks the significant events in his illustrious career through to his downfall and, while doing so, charts the clandestine diplomatic intrigues linking Britain, Austria, Russia and Prussia in the quest for the Emperor's demise. Using substantial new research, (the author) questions many of the established views in Napoleonic literature to date. By disclosing hitherto secret terrorist organizations, uncovering the attempts to assassinate Napoleon, highlighting unbridled political duplicity, and demonstrating a host of previously misinterpreted signals and actions, he instigates a fresh assessment of the fall of Napoleon, new reasons to consider how much it was self-inflicted and how much it became inevitable given the combined forces - 'friend' and well as 'foe' - ranged against him. However great his military campaigns, how often he was victorious on the battle-field, Napoleon was destined to be deposed by political connivance and personal betrayal." Very small bump at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CHOICE CUTS:  A SAVORY SELECTION OF FOOD WRITING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY., Kurlansky, Mark, Editor.  Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Auguste Escoffier, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Pellegrino Artusi, elizabeth David, Martial, George Orwell, Cato, James Beard, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Alexis Soyer, et al.
16 Kurlansky, Mark, Editor. Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Auguste Escoffier, Ludwig Bemelmans, A.J. Liebling, M.F.K. Fisher, Pellegrino Artusi, elizabeth David, Martial, George Orwell, Cato, James Beard, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Alexis Soyer, et al. CHOICE CUTS: A SAVORY SELECTION OF FOOD WRITING FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND THROUGHOUT HISTORY.
New York Ballantine 2002 0345457102 / 9780345457103 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Mark Kurlansky. 
473 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, photographs. **Please note: this is not a recipe book, although a few recipes are included.** "(F)eatures more than two hundred pieces, from Cato to Cab Calloway. Here are essays by Plato on the art of cooking - Pablo Neruda on french fries - Alice B. Toklas on killing carp - M.F.K. Fisher on the virility of Turkish desserts - Alexandre Dumas on coffee - W.H. Auden on Icelandic food - Elizabeth David on the downward march of English pizza - Claud Levi-Strauss on 'the idea of rotten' - James Beard on scrambled eggs - Balzac, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Chekhov, and many other famous gourmands and gourmets, accomplished cooks, or jsut plain ravenous writers on the passions of cuisine. Presented by subject - including 'Food and Sex', 'On Bread Alone', 'Rants', and 'Their Just Desserts' - and illustrated with classic photographs as well as Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings, (it) also features such curios as a first-century dinner invitations, a 1959 essay on edible spiders, and 'Gelatin Hints from Knox - Dainty Desserts for Dainty People' (1929)." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small faint soiling mark on top of text block. Dust jacket has some very light wrinkling at top edge, light colour fading on bottom half of spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Oliver, Peter. G. HOWARD FERGUSON: ONTARIO TORY.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1977 0802033466 / 9780802033468 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Inscribed By Author
501 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs. Inscribed on title page: "For John Watson, / with my very best wishes, / Peter Oliver". "As premier of Ontario from 1923 to 1930, G. Howard Ferguson was the most successful, the most colourful, and perhaps the ablest of Canadian politicians of his time. Largely as a result of his leadership, the Ontario Tories emerged from the debacle of their 1919 defeat to eliminate virtually all political opposition - and launch the Conservative dynasty in Ontario. Peter Oliver's study of Ferguson's life and times provides both a revealing picture of a political professional of driving ambition and rare talent and a commentary on a largely rural society dealing with the challenges of industrialization and urbanization." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, previous owner's name stamp on free front endpaper, minor glue residue on endpapers, minor browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, light edge browning, one very small tear archivally taped some rubbing with color loss at bottom of spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON., Roberts, Andrew.
18 Roberts, Andrew. NAPOLEON AND WELLINGTON.
London Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2001 0297646079 / 9780297646075 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
350 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w and colour illustrations, maps/battle plans. "At breakfast on the morning of the battle of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon declared that the Duke of Wellington was a bad general, the British were bad soldiers and that France could not fail to win an easy victory. Forever afterwards, historians have accused him of gross overconfidence and massively underestimating the calibre of the British commander opposed to him. Andrew Roberts presents an original, highly revisionist view of the relationship between the two greatest captains of their age. The fascinating, constantly changing relationship between these two historical giants forms the basis of (his) compelling study in pride, rivalry, propaganda, nostalgia and posthumous revenge." Book is Fine. Dust jacket has very minor rubbing and edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PORTRAITS FOR A KING:  THE BRITISH MILITARY PAINTINGS OF A-J DUBOIS DRAHONET (1791-1834)., Spencer-Smith, Jenny.  (A-J Dubois Drahonet).  Foreword by Ian G Robertson.  Note by Keith Laing.
19 Spencer-Smith, Jenny. (A-J Dubois Drahonet). Foreword by Ian G Robertson. Note by Keith Laing. PORTRAITS FOR A KING: THE BRITISH MILITARY PAINTINGS OF A-J DUBOIS DRAHONET (1791-1834).
National Army Museum, London, 1990, first edition. 
96 pp, 4to (11 11/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0901721212 Colour and b&w reproductions. "In 1831 the French society painter, Alexandre-Jean Dubois Drahonet, was commissioned by King William IV to paint a series of pictures illustrating recent changes in the uniforms and weapons on the British Army. This catalogue details the 92 pictures in the collection of Her Majesty The Queen, normally housed in the Private Apartments at Windsor Castle, with six other British military works by Dra h o n e t s e e n together for the first time. Known on the Continent as a portrait painter to elegant society, Drahonet was unusual in taking portraits from life - not only of the grandest of staff officers but also humble soldiers, including th re e li tt le ch il dr en from the Royal Military Asylum, the school for Army children. For the first time, the careers of these men have been researched in detail and they provide a fascinating insight into life in pre-Victorian Britain. Drahon et' s wor k i s v i rtu all y u nkn own in Britain and this catalogue accompanies the first exhibition to show his work in this country." Interior - very light cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very l ight edg e we ar , ve ry l ight rub bing, one very small corner crease. Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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