Here is a nice 1st Edition book being the classic, "Court of Napoleon or the Society Under the First Empire" by Frank Goodrich. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself!
This book is entitled, "Court of Napoleon or the Society Under the First Empire". Written by Frank Goodrich in 1857. Says 1856 on the Publisher's Page. This is a 1st Edition book, and was published by Derby & Jackson of New York.
There is no dust cover with this book, not sure if there was originally or not. The cut pages are smooth cut on the top, bottom and sides. Has leather covers and marbled inside pages in front and back. There is gold gilting on the 3 sides of the pages. The illustrations were done by a Jules Champagne. There are 16 color plate of notable females in the French Revolution.
The front cover is still securely attached to the book. The rear cover and marbled page are detached from the book, still with it. Beautiful leather tooling on the front and back covers. Has a fancy "N" with a crown above it on both covers. The back one is done in gold gilt. The writing of the title is done in gold gilt on the spine. Beautiful color illustrations throughout the book. 5 raised bands on the spine.
No musty or mildewy smell. Some minor spotting to the first few page. No foxing or brown spotting, or moldiness. Some rub along the edges and minor loss of finish to the covers.
The book is 11.5" tall, by 8.75" across, by 2-1/8" wide. The book is 416 pages in length. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
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Some information about the author/explorer from our friends at Wikipedia;
Goodrich, Frank Boott (1826-1894)
Frank Goodrich was born in Hartford, CT to Mary Boott Goodrich and Samuel Griswold Goodrich, the popular author of the "Peter Parley" tales of geography and adventure. After graduating from Harvard in 1845, Goodrich moved to Paris when his father was chosen as the United States consul. Goodrich’s literary career began there when, under the pseudonym of "Dick Tinto," he wrote letters to the New York Times about Paris and its government (J. Derby 123). These letters, which his obituary describes as “remarkable for their perception of character, correct judgment of events, and sagacity in political prediction,” were collectively published as Tricolored Sketches of Paris. Goodrich’s most well known works include The Court of Napoleon, Man upon the Sea, The Tribute Book, and Women of Beauty and Heroism (The Goodrich Family in America).
Following the family’s return to the United States in New York in 1855 , Goodrich became interested in theater and wrote several plays which were produced at Wallack’s “or some other standard theatre” and well-received. Goodrich collaborated on plays such as The Poor of New York with Dion Boucicault, Romance after Marriage with Frank L. Warden, and The Dark Hour Before the Dawn with Pfaff’s regular John Brougham (“Goodrich, Frank Boott”). His return to the U.S. also marking the beginning of Goodrich’s association with Pfaff’s, where he often had lunch and was one of the "brightest and most popular humorous men of the day." (J. Derby 239). In 1860 he began translating the novels of Balzac along with Orlando Williams Wight. Unfortunately, the books were not well-received by American readers, despite that they were considered well done (241). A staunch Republican and supporter of the Union during the Civil War, Goodrich published The Tribute Book, A Record of the Munificence, Sacrifice, and Patriotism of the American People during the War for the Union (1865).
After his eyesight failed him, preventing him from earning a living, Goodrich went abroad for several years before seeking his retirement at a country house on the Hudson. He spend his later years in New York City, retaining a lively interest in politics but living a quiet life due to his eyesight. Goodrich married Ella Schmidt, daughter of a Southern physician in 1859, and the couple never had children. His obituary states, “He was unswerving in his friendships, though not demonstrative, a patriot, and a man of absolute honor, and in the still more private relations of life--unsullied.” He died at the age of sixty-eight in Morristown, NJ (“Frank Booth Goodrich”).
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