Lot n° 91
4 200 - 4 800 EUR
State of the Imperial Corps of Engineers....
State of the Imperial Corps of Engineers. S.l.n.n.n., 1809. In-8, 53-(1 white) pp. in long-grain green morocco, smooth back decorated with geometric motifs and golden florets, fine golden lanceolate lace framing the dishes with golden coats of arms in the centre, threaded cups, golden inner roller, pink tabis linings and guards, golden edges (period binding). Edition printed in small numbers on strong vellum. Nominative statement concerning the ministerial services (including the fortifications committee), the general staff (from the Inspector General to the students of the Metz School), and the active officers (by corps, then by rank), with a general alphabetical table. Beautiful morocco decorated with the arms of Napoleon I (iron absent from OHR). Provenance: Georges Haumont (ex-libris vignette on the front of the second upper guard).
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