NAPOLEON I (1769-1821). A Treaty of Union, Concert, and Subsidy, between His Britannic Majesty and his Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty the Emperor of Austria. Signed at Chaumont, the 1st of March 1814. London: R.C. Clarke, 1814.
4to., (9 4/8 x 8 inches). 13-pages. Woodcut Royal arms on the title-page. Stabbed and sewn as issued (edges a bit frayed).
"should France refuse the Conditions therein contained, to draw closer the ties which unite them for the vigorous prosecution of a War undertaken for the salutary purpose of putting an end to the miseries of Europe, of securing its future repose, by re-establishing a just balance of Power".
The Treaty of Chaumont was signed in 1814 by Austria, Prussia, Russia, and Britain, binding them to totally defeat Napoleon. Napoleon's earlier historic defeat and retreat from Moscow in 1812, hard not marked the end of his campaigning. Even though the Allies entered Paris on 30 March 1814, he battled on only abdicating on the 6th of April. Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba, and the allies restored the French Bourbon monarchy - Louis XVIII. The Treaty of Fontainebleau was signed on the 11th of April 1814, and the Congress of Vienna convened to redraw the map of Europe. Catalogued by Kate Hunter