Verona: Tipografia Antonelli, 1846. 8vo. 2 volumes: xxxv, 270 pp.; 362 pp. Contemporary half green morocco and green paper sides (lightly rubbed); flat spines gilt titled and tooled, scattered light foxing; small label with printed border and manuscript owner's name, "Buri"; a very good set. Item #48359
First edition. Memoir by Bartolammeo Bartolini, a captain of cavalry, of the "days of horror," detailing the Italian army's retreat after Napoleon's Moscow campaign. Under Eugène de Beauharnais, viceroy of Italy, they had fought as part of the huge French force, suffered devastating losses, and returned only a small portion of survivors. KVK locates copies in seven Italian libraries (some apparently with an 1847 imprint date in vol. 2). COPAC locates an 1847 set at the National Library of Scotland. The NUC, BLC, OCLC, and RLG list none. Uncommon and no evidence of an edition in English translation.