Paris: Chez Pillet Aine, 1824. Half Leather. Second Edition. 437, 395 pp. 8vo. Navy marbled boards backed with navy leather spines. Four raised bands to spines, gold embossed titles and decorative insets. Spines are a bit worn at ends - Volume II a bit more than Volume I. All corners are rubbed revealing board underneath, edges have some rubbing. Marble-patterned endpapers with each volume sporting an armorial bookplate on front pastedown. There are a few penciled notations on first fly. Both volumes are tight, with occasional foxing and some light soil. A rare set of historically important books. Text in French. Very Good.
Rochambeau was sent with the French troops to assist the American forces during the Revolutionary War. Bookplates state "from the estate of William P. Sheffield." Sheffield, an attorney from Block Island, R.I., served in the State and Federal Houses of Representatives and filled a term in the U.S. Senate in 1884-85.