First American Edition of the Life of Napoleon Buonaparte: Emperor of the French, by Sir Walter Scott.
Octavo, [three volumes], xv, -516pp; viii, -399pp; viii, -368pp, [lxix appendix]. In the publisher’s original cloth backed boards, title on label affixed to spine. Uncut edges. Frontispiece of Napoleon in Volume I. Varied foxing and toning throughout. Ownership inscription, dated 1828, from US Representative and Connecticut Supreme Court Justice, Thomas B. Butler. This set was donated to the Norwalk Lyceum and bears their label in each volume. (Shoemaker 35121) A scarce set in the publisher’s original paper boards.