“Napoleon Witnessing the Conflagration of Moscow, from the Palace of the Kremlin.”
Published by John Fairburn, Broadway, Ludgate Hill.
Jan’y 20, 1826,
Four volumes printed 1823-1828. Originally published in 64 separate parts. This is the first issue of the first book edition, containing the original 27 plates, 24 of which are hand-colored, all but one are foldouts.
Source: The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, Late Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine, Mediator of the Confederation of Switzerland, &c. &c., his Astonishing Career, etc., with Biographical Memoirs of Contemporary Characters, &c., &c. Edited by W. H. Ireland, Member of the Atheneum of Sciences and Arts at Paris. Embellished with Accurate Views of His Battles, &c. &c. &c., Engraved by G. Cruikshank from the original Designs of Vernet, Denon, &c., executed at Paris by Duplesis Berteaux.
From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.