Published in 1866. Apart from some chess, dominoes & backgammon musings, it contains a bunch of chess problems as well... and it must be said, this Napoleon dude collected some nice ones, but some of them were somewhat COOK'D (SG slang: there were unintended sidesolutions present).
So here is one that has been uncook'd by me; cuter key move, mate in four moves, two cheesy variations.
Marache's manual of chess: containing a description of the board and pieces ... By Napoleon Marache, problem 15.
(and another test of the diagram maker... I guess it looks OK enough)
#4 (White to move and mate in four moves)
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