Title: Almanach de la Cour, de la Ville et des Departements, 1814. Napoleon Monogram
Author: Eugene Lecomte, Donateur; Francois-Pierre Janet
Publisher: A Paris, chez Janet
Condition: Very Good
An extremely scarce early 19th century armorial binding of the Almanac of the Court, the City and the Departments for the Year 1814.
This copy is present in a red morocco binding with gilt tooling to the edges and spine, bearing the monogram of Napoleon Bonaparte, as well as the French Imperial Eagle and what appears to look like a design of the Legion of Honor repeated to the spine. Produced in the second last year of his reign and subsequent exile to Elba, it is interesting that this binding was produced in such a tumultuous period.
Emperor of the French from 1804 until 1814, Napoleon’s empire stretched far across Europe, though ultimately crumbling with the War of the Sixth Coalition, and coming to a final end with the Battle of Waterloo in 1815.
Napoleon is still to this day viewed as one of history’s greatest military leaders, as well as one of the most celebrated and controversial political figures in history.
There are 4 plates of illustration.
Worldcat records one existing copy of this edition at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, acquired from Roland Bonaparte's library.
One finely bound volume in 32mo, (42)+240+(8) pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and light wear to the hinges and corners. There is some foxing throughout.