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Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769–1821
Napoleon's memoirs / edited by Somerset de Chair.
London : The Golden Cockerel Press, 1945.
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 33 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DC213.2 .A22 1945+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Title vignettes.
"Designed, produced and published by Christopher Sandford at the Golden Cockerel Press, London, in 13pt. Perpetua type on Arnold's mould-made paper, and finished on the 28th day of August, 1945. Composition, presswork and collotyping under the supervision of F.J. Newbery at the Chiswick Press. Compositors: V.P. Atkinson and A.W. Dick. Pressman: W.H. Solly and H. Barker. The edition is limited to 500 copies, of which numbers 1-50 are bound in full-morocco, hand-tooled, and contain a collotype reproduction of a passage of the text written in the Emperor's own hand. The engraving on the title-page and the designs on the bindings are by John Buckland Wright."--Colophon.
Vol. 1 is a rearrangement of the translation published in 1823 with title: Memoirs of the history of France during the reign of Napoleon, dictated by the emperor at Saint Helena to the generals who shared his captivity and published from the original manuscripts corrected by himself. Vol. 2 is a new translation by the editor from the French original published anonymously in 1820, with title: Mémoires pour servir à l'histoire de France en 1815.
Editor's maps on lining-papers.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 9 of 500. One of 50 copies bound in full morocco (by Sangorski & Sutcliffe) and containing the collotype reproduction. Signed by the editor.
SML,Y Bo67i +D822gf: "The edition is limited to 500 copies ... Number 431."
Subject Terms:
France -- History -- 1789-1815.
Wood engravings -- 1945.
Photomechanical prints -- 1945.
De Chair, Somerset Struben, 1911-, editor.
Buckland Wright, John, 1897-1954, engraver.
Chiswick Press, printer.
Golden Cockerel Press, publisher.
Newbery, Francis J.
Sandford, Christopher, book designer.
Sangorski & Sutcliffe, binder.

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