Louis Napoleon and the Genesis of the Second Empire; Being a Life of the Emperor Napoleon III to the Time of his Election to the Presidency of The French Republic. by F. H. Cheetham
1909. 394 pages. No dust jacket. Red cloth with gilt decoration to front and gilt lettering to spine. Gilt top edge text block. Pages remain mostly clear with light tanning and foxing throughout and some occasional marking. Heavier tanning to endpapers. Pencil inscriptions to front pastedown. Previous owner's inscription to front free endpaper. Infrequent folding, creasing and tearing. Binding remains firm. Boards are heavily marked and stained and have wear to edges, bumping to corners, crushing, fraying and splits to spine.