Item #31968 The Table Talk and Opinions of Napoleon Buonaparte.
The Table Talk and Opinions of Napoleon Buonaparte.
The Table Talk and Opinions of Napoleon Buonaparte.
The Table Talk and Opinions of Napoleon Buonaparte.
The Table Talk and Opinions of Napoleon Buonaparte.
The Table Talk and Opinions of Napoleon Buonaparte.
("Currie, Miss C.B.")

The Table Talk and Opinions of Napoleon Buonaparte.

"Currie, Miss C.B." (illus.)

London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1870. 16mo. iii, (1), 199pp. Engraved portrait of Napoleon at title page, along with head and tail pieces throughout the text. Third edition. A Cosway binding by Rivière & Son in full blue morocco with a matching design to both covers: gilt rule frame with leaves stamped in gilt at corners, two strips of gilt-stamped vines and leaves against a pointillé backdrop, and a central square panel of inlaid brown leather corners with gilt rules framing an inset ivory disc painted by Miss C. B. Currie, whose signature appears in gilt on the rear doublure. The miniature painting at the upper cover shows Napoleon as a child, his face cherubic but his attire militaristic, kneeling in prayer. The gilt titling at the head and foot of the upper cover describe the scene: at head, "The King of Rome" and at foot, "Je prie Dieu pour mon pere et pour la France [I pray to God for my father and for France]." Currie's miniature at the lower cover depicts a more child-like Napoleon, likewise dressed in Napoleonic regalia, but of the more civilian variety. Spine in six compartments, one with gilt titling and remaining with gilt ornament. Gilt also to edges and turn-ins, red silk doublures and flyleaves. Fine in slipcase. A.e.g. Item #31968

Price: $12,500.00