1812 Napoleon Invasion 1ed Napoleonic War Campaign in Russia Porter Narrative

PORTER, Sir Robert Ker

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Robert Ker Porter was a Scottish diplomat who in the early 19th-century was appointed as royal historical painter to Alexander I of Russia. He became close friends with the Tsar and married his daughter, the princess, which kept his home in Russia for most of the first half of the 1800s. Being well acquainted with Russian military men, he drew from his relationships and published an important account of the events in 1812, with a primary emphasis on the French invasion of Russia. This 1813 first edition of Porter’s ‘Narrative of the Campaign in Russia in the Year 1812’ includes a folding map of the French Army and their pursuit of Moscow.

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1812 Napoleon Invasion 1ed Napoleonic War Campaign in Russia Porter Narrative

 

Robert Ker Porter was a Scottish diplomat who in the early 19th-century was appointed as royal historical painter to Alexander I of Russia. He became close friends with the Tsar and married his daughter, the princess, which kept his home in Russia for most of the first half of the 1800s. Being well acquainted with Russian military men, he drew from his relationships and published an important account of the events in 1812, with a primary emphasis on the French invasion of Russia. This 1813 first edition of Porter’s ‘Narrative of the Campaign in Russia in the Year 1812’ includes a folding map of the French Army and their pursuit of Moscow.

 

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PORTER, Sir Robert Ker

 

A Narrative of the Campaign in Russia, During the Year 1812.

 

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1813. First edition, first printing.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete
    • vii, [1], 282
    • 2 folding maps (1 present but damaged), plus engraved frontispiece
  • Provenance: Handwritten – Silvester, 1860
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~11in X 8.5in (27.5cm x 21.5cm)

 

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40370

Categories

Military & War

European History

Authors

PORTER, Sir Robert Ker

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete