Historia de Napoleão Bonaparte, desde o seu nascimento até á sua morte, ... Historia de Napoleão Bonaparte, desde o seu nascimento até á sua morte, ...

Historia de Napoleão Bonaparte, desde o seu nascimento até á sua morte, seguida da descripção das ceremonias que tiverão lugar na trasladação de seu corpo da Ilha de Santa-Helena para Pariz, e do seu funeral. Obra extrahida dos melhores autores e especialmente das obras de M. Thiers .

MOURA, Caetano Lopes de.

Published by Paris, Em Casa de J.P. Aillaud, 1846., 1846
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2 volumes. 8°, original black-and-gold chromolithographed illustrated wrappers (some chipping and rubbing; spine of volume I partly defective, with stitching of opening quires loosening). Some scattered light foxing, minor stains and browning in volume I, the plates somewhat browned. Uncut. Internally very good. Overall a good set. Early owner's signature on p. 1 of volume II. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Napoleon, (2 ll.), 495 pp.; (2 ll.), 504 pp., 12 wood-engraved plates. *** FIRST and ONLY EDITION, a rare survival in its original and very striking decorative wrappers. This comprehensive biography of Napoleon, based in large part on the works of the French historian Louis Adolphe Thiers, includes extensive coverage of his military campaigns and diplomacy. A short epilogue (II, 490-9) recounts Napoleon's exhumation and reinternment in Paris in 1840.Lopes de Moura (1780-1860), an Afro-Brazilian author, native of Bahia, became involved in the Inconfidencia Bahiana of 1798 and later fought in the Peninsular War before establishing a medical practice in Paris. There he found that he could not live on his income as a physician, and so applied himself to writing and translating: he was responsible for the translation into Portuguese of several French medical books, as well as works of Sir Walter Scott and James Fenimore Cooper. His translations had such great influence in Brazil that D. Pedro II, hearing of his financial difficulties, awarded him a pension from his private purse.*** Innocêncio II, 12: calling for 12 plates and a portrait. Sacramento Blake II, 10: without collation. Ramos, A edição de língua portuguesa em França (1800-1850) 469: calling for 12 plates and a portrait. Biblioteca Pública de Braga, Catálogo do Fundo Barca-Oliveira, p. 178. Oliveira Lima, Catalog I, 770: without collation. Not in Ayres Magalhães de Sepúlveda, Dicionário bibliográfico da Guerra Peninsular. On Lopes de Moura see Guerra, El medico político pp. 60-1. Bandeira, Brief History of Brazilian Literature p. 99. Porbase locates five copies, four in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal and one in the Biblioteca Tomás Ribeiro-Câmara Municipal de Tondela. Not located in Copac. NUC: DCU-IA. Bookseller Inventory # 22139

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Title: Historia de Napoleão Bonaparte, desde o seu ...

Publisher: Paris, Em Casa de J.P. Aillaud, 1846.

Publication Date: 1846

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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