12mo, pp. 152, a very good copy bound in contemporary blue wrappers.
US $176 €143
Pocket guide to the pictures exhibited in the Musée Napoléon. The collection was largely composed of paintings looted by Napoleon; the museum was dissolved after Waterloo and and attempts were made to return the pictures to their rightful owners.
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