PERIN, Ren. Vie militaire de J. Lannes, marchal de l'empire, duc de Montebello, colonel-gnral des Suisse, Paris: chez Maugeret, 1809. 8, half title, engraved frontispiece portrait, 5 portraits, all but one engraved, 5 plates, all but one mezzotints, 2 leaves of text (a footnote signed Antoine Fournet and an epitaph) have been inserted (occasional light spotting), green polished calf by A. Fournet, floral borders on covers, Jean Lannes' initials in the centre of front cover surrounded by an olive spray, flat spine decorated in gilt with Napoleonic emblems (skilfully rebacked with old spine relaid). Provenance: Mortimer L. Schiff, bookplate.
FIRST EDITION of Prin's life of Jean Lannes, one of Napoleon's most experienced marshals and the hero of the battles of Montebello, Marengo, Austerlitz and Jena. Schiff French Bookbindings III, 221.