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Histoire de l'Empereur Napoléon

Illustrated by Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet (called Horace Vernet) (French, 1789–1863), Engraved by Andrew Best Leloir (French, mid-19th century), Engraved by Louis Henri Brévière (French, 1797–1869), Engraved by Lacoste père et fils (French, active 1830s–1860s), Engraved by Antoine Alphée Piaud (French, active 1837–1866), Engraved by M. U. Sears (English, born about 1800), Author Paul Mathieu Laurent (French, 1793–1877), Publisher J. J. Dubochet et Ce (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Carteret III, 375; Ray, French Illustrated Book, 203; Brivois, p. 251


Overall: 26.1 x 18.3 x 5.2 cm (10 1/4 x 7 3/16 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 500 wood engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: J. J. Dubochet et Ce., 1839) Large octavo; 802 pp., plus frontispiece; contemporary half gilt-stamped green morocco, marbled paper boards.

Historical illustrations of events from the life of Napoleon

Paris: J. J. Dubochet et Ce, 1839


William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent