London: Golden Cockerel Press, 1945.
By Napoleon Bonaparte. Translated and with an Introduction by Somerset de Chair. Number 76 of 100 (500) special copies bound in full vellum gilt and signed by the translator. Set in Caslon Old Face type and printed on hand-made paper. 5.5 X 4.5 ins. 39 pp. Full vellum binding with gilt honey-comb and central bee design. Gilt spine titling. T.E.G., others uncut. “A masterly manifesto written by Napoleon during his residence in Marseilles. Taking the form of a conversation between a soldier and a number of companions who discuss revolutionary topics in an inn, it had a powerful effect.” (COCKALORUM 166). An especially fine copy accompanied by a second near fine copy in dust-jacket numbered 128 of 400 copies. Both volumes held in a collector’s specially made chemise with gilt spine titling.