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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...Forest roused at last, ' by Ansell (October 1805), which shows the 1 September 11, 1805. Lilliputian Emperor, who has thrown away ...
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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...Forest roused at last, ' by Ansell (October 1805), which shows the 1 September 11, 1805. Lilliputian Emperor, who has thrown away his crown and sceptre, being fiercely pursued by a double-headed eagle, a bear, and a boar, and is rushing into the open jaws of a ferocious lion. 'Which way shall I escape? If I fly from the Bear and the Eagle, I fall into the jaws of the Lion!!' Holland, Spain, and Italy, all have yokes round their necks--but, seeing Bonaparte's condition, Holland takes his off and lays it on the ground. The Spaniard, surprised, exclaims, 'Why! Mynheer, you have got your yoke off!' And the Italian, who is preparing to remove his, says, 'I think Mynheer's right, and now's the time, Don, to get ours off.' An army of rats is labelled, ' CoEstates ready to assist.' CHAPTER XLII. SURRENDER OF ULM--BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR--PROPOSALS FOR PEACE--DANIEL LAMBERT. MEANTIME the Austrians were in a very awkward position. General Mack was, from October 13, closely invested in Ulm, and Napoleon had almost need to restrain his troops, who were flushed with victory and eager for the assault. The carnage on both sides would, in such a case, have been awful; but Napoleon clearly pointed out to Mack his position: how that, in eight days, he would be forced to capitulate for want of food: that the Russians were yet far off, having scarcely reached Bohemia; that no other aid was nigh: --and on October 20, the gates of Ulm were opened, and 36,000 Austrian troops slowly defiled therefrom. Sixteen generals surrendered with Mack, and Napoleon treated them generously. All the officers were allowed to go home, their parole, not to fight against France until here had been a general exchange of prisoners, only being required; and Napoleon sent 50,000 prisoners into...
Near Fine. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 1888, Chatto, Lovely Blue Cloth with Gilt and Red designs, clean cover, end paper shadow, foxing on first 3 pages, clean text, with illustrations, 454 pages, catalogue in back, old store sticker on back pastedown, one volume, very nice copy.
Very Good. 1968 Reissue of the 1888 first edition. No former owner's name or marks. Text is clean, Binding is strong. B & W illustrations. Blue cloth cover with white illustrations, a few tiny, faint tan spots on front cover.
Drawings. Good+/No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall X-library. Rare. Reissue of original 1888 publication. Blue hardbound cloth covers have caricature cartoon designs. Light wear/soiling to covers. NO pen/pencil markings to text or endpapers. 452 pages with index. Hilarious and scholarly collection of English political satire regarding Napoleon I. Pleasing copy with few library-type stickers/markings.
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