NAPOLEON. AN INTIMATE ACCOUNT OF THE YEARS OF SUPREMACY 1800 - 1814.
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Proctor Jones Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1st ed., 1992. Xxxvi + 444 pp., frontis., profusely illustrated with cold., + b&w photo-ills., + ills., + e.p. maps. D.j., & boxed 27 x 27cm. Light wear to d.j., (indentations but no tears, loss or clipping) o/w Nr.FINE. Signed by the Author. This luxurious, elegant volume is a Napoleonic museum within covers. Its pages are filled with hundreds of paintings, engravings, maps, and reproductions of original letters covering Napoleon's career as soldier, lover, and imperial head of state. These works of art are complemented by the memoirs and recollections of the two men who were most regularly in Napoleon's company during his years of supremacy : Baron Claude-Francois de Meneval, Napoleon's secretary, and Constant Wairy, the Emperor's first valet. They provide detailed insight into Napoleon's acts of state and military campaigns, his home life and daily routine, his physical ailments and personal obsessions, and his relationship with Josephine and love affairs. Signed by the Author.