Paris: Librairie de Firmin Didot Frères, Fils et Cie. 1859. First Edition. Two volumes; octavo (21.5cm.); contemporary red morocco-backed marbled boards, gilt spines in five compartments, all edges speckled brown, marbled endpapers; ,vi,,386; ,391pp. Boards quite heavily rubbed with exposure to corners, textblock uniformly foxed throughout. About Very Good only. The French author and politician's history of the ancient Greek leader Alexander the Great.