MAGNIFICENT FULL CAT'S PAW CALF
LAURENT DE L’ARDECHE Paul-Mathieu ~ Histoire de L’Empereur Napoléon.
Paris: J-J Dubochet, 1839
Full calf, 10.25 inches tall. A magnificent full cat's paw binding, unsigned, though by Charles Lewis. With gilt raised bands, twin labels and dense gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Uniform binding with our copy of Norvin's 'Histoire de Napoleon'. With engraved vignettes by Vernet throughout. In the original French.