Thiers, Adolphe. Histoire du Consulat et de L'Empire (9 volume set). Bruxelles: Fontana/Monnier, 1845-1860.
Nine volumes in half green cloth, marbled boards, 5 x 7 1/4 inches, the set takes up 17 inches of shelf space. Bindings fine, texts clean. Text is in French. Volumes I-IX of a set that was later completed as 20 volumes. Very good. Hardcover. 
Adolphe Thiers (1797-1877), French statesman, journalist, and historian; a founder and first president of the Third Republic.
"Thiers probably achieved greater power and wealth than any French politician of his time, but his ability was not greatly appreciated by those whom he served. His Histoire de la révolution française, which appeared in 10 volumes between 1823 and 1827, and his Histoire du consulat et de l’empire, published in 20 volumes between 1845 and 1862, made a notable contribution to the growth of nationalism in France." - Encyclopedia Britannica online.