M.S. [The French Retreat from Moscow]. Original M.S. of the article published in the Quarterly Review October 1867. Edward STANHOPE.

M.S. [The French Retreat from Moscow]. Original M.S. of the article published in the Quarterly Review October 1867.

[c.1867]. BOUND MANUSCRIPT. Small Quarto, pp.305. Page numbers in light pencil; writing in black ink. In a contemporary binding of full calf with raised bands, burgundy calf label with gilt titles to spine, marbled endpapers. Bookplate of Edward Stanhope to front pastedown. Large water or oil stain to top right of text prelims. Upper left of binding set alight at some point; large burn mark to upper left of board, with a section of the calf burned right through to board. Upper joint split at head. As Stanhope notes at the beginning of his article, no modern military campaign could compare in scope or disaster with the great army which Xerxes famously brought into Greece, until Napoleon's invasion of Russia in 1812. This is Stanhope's own jauntily singed manuscript. Item #46343

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