Napoleon - An Intimate Portrait


Mathematics book belonging to Napoléon

Mathematics book belonging to Napoléon

M. Bossut, author - 1781

This is the earliest known book from Napoléon's school days. He had a passion for books. Visiting Paris for the first time after military school, his first purchase was a book, Gil Blas, the story of an impoverished but adventurous Spanish boy who becomes successful.

Leatherbound book


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