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Six Rare, 1834/1835 Books. History of France under Napoleon Bonaparte.

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A set of six rare volumes of the history of France under Napoléon Bonaparte, from 1799 to 1815.
Dated 1834 and 1835 these works are almost 200 years old.
Rare and collectible, they are hardcover editions with wonderful, marbleized, covers. The marbleised pattern is on the page edges too - each one is stunning in its own right and together they make an incredible impact.
They are "aged to perfection" and will give you an instant "old library" effect and add an extra "French chic" to your collection!

This collection is entitled "le Consulat et L'Empire" ou "Histoire de France et de Napoléon Bonaparte, de 1799 à 1815".
They are six consecutive tomes of "L"Empire", Premier, Second, Troisième, Quatrième, Cinquième et Sixième.

Written by A.C Thibaudeau, they are in genuine antique condition, as you can see from the photos. They are complete, with no loose pages, but the spines are delicate, and scuffed, and one of the spines has sustained damage and is loose. The pages have "age spots" and edge discoloration which adds to their charm and authenticity. I've left them exactly as I found them because they're authentic.
They need to be handled with respect for their age and condition.

Most importantly they have that "old book smell" reminiscent of libraries and bookshops from a by-gone era - fabulously comforting.

If you choose to stand them up (like a normal library shelf) then you need a space 22cms/ 8½" high x 19cms/ 7½" long and 14cms/ 5 ½" deep.
They weigh 4kgs/ 8.8 lbs altogether.

About the author:
Antoine Claire Thibaudeau, born in Poitiers on March 23, 1765, died in Paris on March 9, 1854, was a French politician, deputy of Vienne to the National Convention, president of the latter in March 1795, he also became president of the Council of Five Cents, in 1796, then prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône under Napoleon I.

Here's a bit of history for you:
The Consulate (French: Le Consulat) was the top-level Government of France from the fall of the Directory in the coup of 18 Brumaire on 10 November 1799 until the start of the Napoleonic Empire on 18 May 1804. By extension, the term The Consulate also refers to this period of French history. During this period, Napoléon Bonaparte, as First Consul (Premier consul), established himself as the head of a more authoritarian, autocratic, and centralized republican government in France while not declaring himself sole ruler.
The First French Empire, officially the French Empire, also known as Napoléonic France, was the empire ruled by Napoléon Bonaparte, who established French hegemony over much of continental Europe at the beginning of the 19th century. It lasted from 18 May 1804 to 11 April 1814 and again briefly from 20 March 1815 to 7 July 1815. voilà!.......

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