6 vols, 8vo (195 x 125 mm), pp. [iv], xxiv, 352; [iv], 383, ; [iv], 310, ; [iv], 388; [iv], 331, ; [iv], 388; spotting throughout; contemporary tree calf with gilt borders; worn and corners bumped; gilt spine; joints slightly weak.
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First published as Campagnes des Français en Italie, ou histoire militaire, politique et philosophique de la Rèvolution in 1798, this is one of the earliest military histories of the French revolutionary wars. The present 1802 edition includes an extra volume with an account of the battle of Marengo, a crucial French victory which won the 1800 Italian campaign for Napoleon and drove the Austrians out of most of Italy, and Napoleon’s campaign in Egypt, which, when it failed, ended all Napoleon’s aspirations for empire in the Orient.
Not in Horward, Napoloenic military history, a bibliography. There is a copy in the British Library but none are found in COPAC. OCLC locates a copy, at Loyola University of Chicago.
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