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Title:
A Circumstantial Narrative of the Campaign in Saxony, in the Year 1813 to Which Are Subjoined the Notes of M. Aubert De Vitry
ISBN: No ISBN
Book #: 010318

Author: Odeleben, Baron von; De Vitry, Aubert M. [Editor of the French Edition], and Kempe, Alfred John [Translator]
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: John Murray
Place: London
Year: 1820
Edition: Edition Unstated

Book Cond.: Good Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Size: Octavo (standard book size)
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: Octavo (standard book size). One volume of the 2-volume set. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact, bar chips to top and/or bottom section of spine. Previous owner’s book-plate laid in on front paste-down. Volume I only. Full leather over boards, hatched design on boards with gilt rule around perimeter, gilt stamped decoration on spine with spine label, fold-out map frontispiece titled "A Map of the General Scene of the Movements of the French and Allied Armies; during the Campaign in Saxony, in the Year 1813", translated by Alfred John Kempe, iv, [2], 343 pages, Notes by the French Editor pages 331-343. This book is one of the best first-hand accounts of Napoleon’s Leipzig campaign demonstrating how he lived and worked in the field. The author was a Lieutenant Colonel of Calvary in Napoleon’s staff. Spine is rubbed with loss of leather at head of spine, gilt faded, boards soiled & worn, wear along all edges, corners bumped with wear, some foxing on verso of map with only some very light staining on map itself (in very good condition), a page between the end of the Author’s Preface and the page marked "Part The First " appears to have been removed but it could also be the way the book was bound, interior pages clean with the exception of a few small random stains. The bookplate is that of Sir Charles Lawrence Young (1839-1887), the seventh Baronet of North Dean in Great Britain. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Inventory No: 010318.