[Plate book] Schèele, Carl von,
Minnen ur Napoleons Lefnad samlade af ett sällslkap fransyske skriftställare, Öfversättning. Med planscher litografierade och utgifne af Carl von Schèele.
P. A. Norstedt & söner / Nordströmska boktryckeriet. 1830 - 1839. Oblong folio. 25,5 x 35, cm. Two parts in two volumes. Part I: Main title + 72 text leaves + contents leaf + 62 lithographed plates. Part II: Half title + 70 text leaves + contents leaf + 65 lithographed plates.
Contemporary half calf. Marbled boards. Four raised bands. Gilt title and decorations at the spines. Marbled end papers. Worn but charming bindings. Inner hinges starting to crack on volume II. A little foxing, staining and browning here and there, mainly to the margins.The image areas are all clean with a couple of exceptions. An unusual clean copy.
This charming work takes the reader through Napoleons life and all his major military campaigns in 142 text leaves and 127 lithographs. The plates were executed by Carl von Schéele, who learned the craft from Senefelder himself in Germany. The text was translated from the french original. Uncommon.
Item No: 3538