This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 Excerpt: ...very large. Here Napoleon collected with extraordinary diligence all the boats, small craft, and other materials, that could be obtained, ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 Excerpt: ...very large. Here Napoleon collected with extraordinary diligence all the boats, small craft, and other materials, that could be obtained, resolving to cross the river by a succession of bridges, thrown across the different streams between the banks and the islands. This chain of bridges was in sufficient forwardness to be passable by the 19th of May. The Archduke Charles meanwhile offered no opposition whatever to these proceedings. The result shewed that his inactivity was maintained for a settled purpose. On the 20th of May, the French army began the passage of the Danube, and debouched on the left bank upon the plain extending between the villages of Essling and Asperne. Having passed over about thirty thousand infantry and six thousand cavalry, Napoleon ordered a redoubt to be constructed to cover the extremity of the bridge, on the left side: this last portion of the line of communication was united at its other end with the large Island of Lobau. These operations were not concluded before the evening, when the French troops occupied the two villages of Asperne and Essling. Contradictory reports were brought in during the night, and it was found impossible to decide concerning the numbers and intentions of the Austrians. Many lights were seen on the distant heights, which induced Lannes and other generals to believe their enemies were concentrated there; but much nearer, and in the very front of the French army, a pale streak stretched across the sky, of about a league in length, the reflection of multitudes of watch fires. Massena, judging from this indication, maintained that the whole Austrian army was before them. Napoleon was on horseback by daybreak on the 21st, to decide by personal observation; but the Austrian light cavalry thickly covered the...
Philadelphia n.d. New edition, thoroughly revsied, with additions by S. R. Townshend Mayer. 8vo., 522pp., illustrated with several hundred designs by Vernet, hardcover. Fairly Good, inner hinges cracked, spine ends worn down, some cover wear and soiling.
Very good. Brown decorative boards with gilt and dark brown lettering and art work. Front hinge just starting. Very little edge wear. Illustrated with drawings by Raffet and Horce Vernet. 522 pp. Hinge a little lose, else this is a nice clean copy, The text is clean and pages are not torn or dirty. We provide fast and reliable shipping service. We started to sell on the internet in 1998. We ship from California. All our books are guaranteed.
Raffet and Horace Vernet. Good Plus. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Brown blind-stamped cloth with bevelled edges. Spine titling and cover insignia in gilt. xix, 522 ppgs. Front hinge cracked. Spine ends chipped and corners worn. Previous owner name in copperplate on ffep, dated Dec.1878. "New edition, thoroughly revised, with additions by S.R. Townshend Mayer". Illustrated with several hundred b/w engravings. Interior clean and unfoxed.
Raffet and Horace Vernet. Very Good. New edn, thoroughly revised, with additions by S.R. Townshend Mayer. Illustrated with several hundred designs. Spine faded and somewhat worn head and foot, back hinge loose, top edge dirty, corners lightly bumped, internal VG.
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