by Emil Ludwig
Translated by Eden and Cedar Paul
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MAESTRO BOUND IN RED LEATHER
WITH 21 ILLUSTRATIONS
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Publisher: Boni & Liveright, New York
About Emil Ludwig:
Emil Ludwig (25 January 1881 – 17 September 1948) was a German author, known for his biographies and study of historical “greats.” He is renowned for this popular biography of Napoleon published in English in 1926, just after it was published in Germany in the original German, while Ludwig was still living there.
This book is still quite readable today – Ludwig has a rare gift of evoking a vanished era in straightforward plain prose. The book has a rare quality of immediacy, as if what Ludwig writes of were almost current history. Napoleon was published by a New York publishing house renowned for titles of intellectual and scholarly interest in its day, Boni & Liveright.
Condition: This gorgeous book will make a Napoleon enthusiast very happy. Excellent condition. Hardcover. Master bound in red leather with a beautiful motif depicting roman eagles, bees, fleur de lys, and the crowned “N’s”. Cover shows very slight wear. There is some creasing at hinge and some rubbing on edges/corners. Hinges are strong. Endpapers are hand marbled in red. Spine is absolutely magnificent with gilt fleuron dentelles. Hand tooled, gilt bright. Raised banding. Text block, illustrations and tissue guards are pristine. Top edge gilt. Exquisite details.
This book came from the estate of Mabel and H. Hiram Weinberg and bears their ex-libris. They were a philanthropic couple from Syracuse, NY.
6.5″ x 9.5″