[Napoleona] on the Intrinsic Strength, Military and Naval Force of Russia and France. With Remarks on their present Connexion, Political Influence and Future Projects
Hague: unknown, possibly London, 1803.
First edition. Quarto. Half calf, vellum corners, marbled paper covered boards. Part I [all that was published]. 182pp, 6pp. postscript; "The Second Part of these Sketches, 12pp. Tall copy with wide margins, exceedingly scarce and precocious treatise on threat of Napoleon and the intricacies and strategies of war and how to avoid it, with special respect to Russia and also Great Britain. The author has remained unknown to this day, but from "The Edinburgh Review" of 1804 we have some inkling to his identity: "This is altogether a very singular work. The language is that of a foreigner pretty well acquainted with English, or of an Englishman who, by long residence abroad, has lost the free use of his native tongue." A most intriguing and exceedingly scarce volume on Napoleonic France, only one other copy located on the market. A superb copy with only light wear and discoloration to binding, near fine.
Price: $2,250.00 Item #956