1857. Item #77919
ABBOTT, John S. C. CONFIDENTIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF THE EMPEROR NAPOLEON AND THE EMPRESS JOSEPHINE: Including letters from the time of their marriage until the death of Josephine, and also several private letters from the emperor to his brother Joseph, and other important personages. With numerous illustrative notes and anecdotes. New York: Published by Mason Brothers, 1857. First edition. viii,-404 +  adv. pp. 12mo., publisher's red cloth, gilt-stamped title to spine and blind-stamped pattern on sides, yellow endpapers. Binding is slightly askew and has darkened a little on spine, with a couple of small worn spots on upper board. Text leaves show mostly light foxing throughout and one signature is partially sprung. Nonetheless, it is a sound, good-plus copy.