Napoleon: A Private View Treasures from the Bruno Ledoux Collection
The Napoleon: A Private View
Treasures from the Bruno Ledoux Collection
Foreword by Bernard-Henri Lévy
Photographer Philippe Garcia
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Publication Date: March 6, 2018
  • Price: $50.00
  • Trim Size: 9 12 x 12 14
  • ISBN: 1-4197-2145-3
  • EAN: 9781419721458
  • Page Count: 416
  • Illustrations: 500 color photographs
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rights: World English

A timeless symbol of power and ambition, Napoléon Bonaparte (1769–1821) spent decades expanding France’s empire, enjoying magnificent success and suffering crushing defeats. Featuring more than 400 never-before-seen objects, Napoleon: A Private View allows a glimpse into the inner world of the French emperor. Over the course of 24 years, collector Bruno Ledoux amassed a remarkable range of manuscripts, books, gold jewelry, porcelains, miniatures, arms, and even historic souvenirs, all created in honor of Napoléon and the French empire.

About the author

Foreword by Bernard-Henri Lévy; written by a team of experts and historians including Xavier Aiolfi, Jacques-Olivier Boudon, Pierre Branda, David Chanteranne, Bernard Chevallier, Emmanuelle Papot, and Laetitia De Witt; photographs by Philippe Garcia