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Book Description

First edition of this fascinating work of propaganda encouraging the projected invasion of Britain by Napoleon's Revolutionary government. The author cites 45 'invasions' from 1066 to the present, with 41 being successful. He does this by pushing the definition of invasion and by including a long series of medieval coastal raids on Southern England. Green boards, with red leather spine. Gilt titles to the spine. There is moderate rubbing to the edges of the spine with some loss. Bumping to the green boards - particularly to the front board. Inside the book is in excellent condition. Owner's bookplate to the inside front board. Possibly the General himself or one of his family- as it is A Saû Girardin. To the title page, it is hand written in ink "Par B Ducos & Saû de Girardin". As a frontis, is a large folding map by P.F. Tardieu of the United Kingdom and Ireland, with images of ships and numbers of each invasion. Beautifully hand coloured. A touch of edgewear to the base of the map. Map size: Map size is 47.5 x 67 cm Text block is clean and tidy, with just a touch of foxing. [4], 43, [1] pp. 270 x 220 mm (10¾ x 8¾ inches). Note: Although this work is published anonymously - it is well known to have been written by Girardin. We can find no trace of an involvement by a B. Ducos.
Author [GIRARDIN, Stanislas, comte de]
Date [1797]
Binding Hardback
Publisher An Vi: De L'imprimerie de Crapelet
Condition Good

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