London: Richard Bentley, 1836. Second edition. Hardcover. Bourrienne (1769 - 1834) was a fellow student with Napoleon Bonaparte at military school. He entered Napoleon's service in 1795 and served as Bonaparte's private secretary on the Egypt campaign in 1798. Although of questionable veracity, the volumes remain a valuable record of Napoleon's life, this second edition with much material and illustrations not published in the first edition.
Second and preferred edition. 8vo. 4 volumes: Vol I: xxi, 392pp; Vol II: xii, 404pp; Vol III: viii, 400pp; Vol IV: iv, 419pp. Frontispiece in each volume, a folding plan, one facsimile & 22 portraits/plates.
Three quarter tan calf and marbled boards, all edges marbled. Bindings bumped and bruised, chipped top and bottom of spines, rear board Vol I & II loose, front board of Vol IV loose. Fair. Item #23288